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National Zoo wants your help to name Panda cub

National Zoo wants your help to name Panda cub

PANDA NAME: This photo shows Mei Xiang's giant panda cub undergoing an exam on Oct. 11. The zoo is asking for the public's help to name the panda cub. Photo: Associated Press/Smithsonian National Zoo, Bill Clements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo wants help in naming its new panda cub.

Internet voting began yesterday, on Election Day. It runs through Nov. 22.

Five Mandarin Chinese names are in the running for the girl panda, including Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure and Ling Hua, meaning darling or delicate flower.

EXTRA: Watch the Panda Cam

The winning name will be revealed Dec. 1 at a naming ceremony, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

That’s when the little panda will be 100 days old.

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