ZooPoll: Help Us Name the Baby Panda

In appreciation of the community's continued support of the giant panda conservation program, the San Diego Zoo asked its visitors to suggest a name for the female giant panda cub, born August 3, 2007, when visiting the Giant Panda Research Station between October 5 and 14.

Suggestions were reviewed by the Zoo's Giant Panda Team, comprised of keepers, veterinarians, scientists, and others. The selected names were then submitted to the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association. The approved names in Chinese (pinyin) all have English translations that you can review below.

Whichever name receives the most votes in our global online poll will be revealed after she reaches 100 days, following Chinese tradition, at a naming ceremony at the San Diego Zoo on Monday, November 26, 11 a.m. at the Zoo's Hunte Amphitheater.

The poll is now closed. Thanks for voting!


The finalists

Name Meaning Pronunciation
Li Hua Beautiful China lee hua
Ming Zhu Bright Treasure ming jew
Zhen Zhen Precious jun jun
Xiao Li Little Beauty sea-ou lee