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Giant Panda Cub's Name To Be Announced This Sunday

The Smithsonian's newest panda cub will get a name on Sunday.
Brittany Steff, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The Smithsonian's newest panda cub will get a name on Sunday.

The new giant panda cub will be named on Sunday, her 100th day of life, following Chinese tradition. Spokeswoman Anna-Lisa Myer says the zoo held an online contest to name the baby panda and the winner will be announced Sunday during a special ceremony.

"We received over 123,000 online votes to name the panda, so it was pandamonium with voting and with a nonpartisan voting effort, everyone can get behind loving that panda."

The cub's name will be revealed in both English and Chinese scrolls hanging from a 12-foot arch.

Her public debut is expected in early January.

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