Panda Cub Naming Begins

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 11:35 AM PDT
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Panda Cub is a Boy

Maria Bernal-Silva

The San Diego Zoo's now-famous panda cub is a boy, vets determined on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Panda Cub is a Boy

The San Diego Zoo provided video of the latest panda cub examination, which revealed it's a boy.
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San Diegans, put your thinking caps on because it’s time to name the zoo’s latest addition: The newborn panda.

The boy cub will be named after he is 100 days old, per Chinese tradition. Starting today people can submit suggestions to the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy website. The winning name will be announced in mid-November.

Names need to be in Chinese pinyin (the official system to transcribe Chinese characters into Latin script) with an English translation of the meaning.

People have one week to submit the names at the zoo conservancy website here. To jog your brainpower, his mother’s name is Bai Yun, meaning white cloud and his father is Gao Gao which means big big.

What are your ideas? Tell us in the comments below.

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