Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list

Hu Min
An 11-month-old male panda at Shanghai Wild Animal Park will soon have a name, chosen from 20 submissions from the public.
Hu Min
Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list
Ti Gong

An as-yet-unnamed giant panda cub frolics at Shanghai Wild Animal Park in the Pudong New Area.

Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list
Ti Gong

A giant panda cub at Shanghai Wild Animal Park awaits a name.

An 11-month-old giant panda cub at Shanghai Wild Animal Park in the Pudong New Area will have a name soon, chosen from 20 potential names submitted by the public.

The park operator said it has received more than 20,000 suggestions since early August, when public solicitations were opened.

Among the names up for consideration are: Jia Bao, meaning "treasure of Jia Jia," referring to the cub's mother; Kang Kang, meaning "healthy;" Hua Zai with hua referring to the Chinese nation; and Pang Pang, meaning "chubby."

Park operators describe the cub as active and energetic.

The public is also invited to vote on their favorite name among the final 20 on the park's WeChat account.

Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list
Ti Gong

The cub with his mother, Jia Jia.

Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list
Ti Gong

The unnamed giant panda cub.

Panda cub awaits name from narrowed-down list
Ti Gong

The cub with his mother.

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