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San Diego Zoo's Baby Panda Still Needs A Name

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San Diego Zoo's newest addition can adorably yawn, fidget and even (well, barely) open its eyes for the camera. But he does not yet have a name.

The zoo says it is following Chinese tradition and waiting a full 100 days to name the cub, so he won't have a name until mid-November. In the meantime, the zoo is taking suggestions for a Chinese name (alongside its English translation) until Monday. Next month, the zoo will host an online poll to pick the winning name.

If you need some naming inspiration, here are some facts the zoo has shared about the cub:

  • As of Sept. 12, 2012, the cub weighs about 4 pounds (1.846 kilograms) and is 16 inches (41.5 centemeters) long.
  • His mother is Bai Yun (white cloud) and his father is Gao Gao (big big).
  • He is the sixth panda born at the San Diego Zoo and the third male.
  • He has one half sister, Hua Mei (China USA);two brothers, Mei Sheng (born in the USA or beautiful life) and Yun Zi (son of cloud); and two sisters, Su Lin (a little bit of something very cute) and Zhen Zhen (precious).
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