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6 Nov

The Polls are Still Open! Cast Your Vote to Name the National Zoo's Panda Baby!

 

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Photo: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

In case you missed out on your civic duty yesterday, it's not too late to cast a very, very important vote - help name the Smithsonian National Zoo's panda cub!

On August 23, 2013, giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. And, in Chinese tradition, a new baby is officially given a name on the 100th day of life.

Visit the National Zoo's website to cast your vote >>

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Photo: Screenshot of the National Zoo's website

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Photo: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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Photo: Abby Wood, Smithsonian's National Zoo

Remember that exciting day?! Let's recap: The zoo had tweeted that Mei Xiang's water broke at about 4:14 p.m ET on that Friday. Mei Xiang gave birth around 5:32 p.m. Baby wailed. Mama cuddled. It was warm, fuzzy and all kinds of amazing. Watch video of the event — you can hear the baby vocalize and see Mei Xiang cradle and care for the cub:

See how Mei Xiang's first cub Tai Shan is doing back home in China:

So, don't forget — get out the vote! >>

 

More Helpful Giant Panda Information:

Why is the birth rate so low for giant pandas?
All About Giant Pandas
Panda Quiz
See Giant Panda Photos

 

 



Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.

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