Washington, DC

via Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

“Our newest giant panda needs a name, and you are invited to help choose a name for our little guy! The birth of this cub, and watching him grow, has offered the world a much-needed moment of joy during the pandemic. The possible names — chosen by the Zoo and Chinese partners who strive to conserve this beloved bear — reflect the happiness we share for this cub. Select your favorite name once per day from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20. The name that receives the most votes will be bestowed on the cub Nov. 23!”

The options are:

Fu Zai (fu-tzai)
Mandarin Chinese for “prosperous boy”

Xiao Qi ji (shiau-chi-ji)
Mandarin Chinese for “little miracle”

Xing Fu (shing-fu)
Mandarin Chinese for “happy and prosperous”

Zai Zai (tzai-tzai)
Mandarin Chinese nickname for a boy


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