Zoo Panda Cub Gets Name
A giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo was named Bao Bao (bow-Bow) on Sunday, following Chinese tradition of picking a name after 100 days. 123,000 votes online from the public helped in naming the panda cub. Bao Bao, means “treasure” or “precious” is only the second surviving cub born at the National Zoo since the first pandas arrived in 1972 to commemorate President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China.
Panda’s have remained a happy symbol of diplomacy between the two countries.