Zoo Atlanta to unveil panda cub's name

ATLANTA - The only giant panda cub born at a U.S. zoo this year will soon have a name.

Zoo Atlanta is unveiling the moniker Monday in a ceremony. The cub was born Aug. 31, but Chinese tradition dictates zookeepers wait until he is 100 days old to choose a name.

The name was selected in an online poll on the zoo's Web site. It was chosen from a list of 12 suggestions given by zoo officials, zoo members, local media and China's Chengdu panda reserve.

Chengdu owns Zoo Atlanta's panda couple, Lun Lun and Yang Yang, and the cubs.

The cub is the second one born at Zoo Atlanta. Mei Lan was born in 2006.


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