Giant Panda cub Tai Shan cuddles with his mother, Mei Xiang, while they eat melon balls in the morning at the Giant Panda Habitat at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park August 30, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - The elections aren't quite over yet. Not at the Smithsonian's National Zoo where the naming rights to a baby giant panda will be left up to voters.
This August, giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, and the Smithsonian's website notes that celebrating the name of a new life on its 100
th day is Chinese tradition.
So, they're giving voters five choices for the name: Bao Bao, Ling Hua, Long Yun, Mulan and Zhen Bao
click here to cast your vote
—and to learn more about what each name means.
The winner will be announced December 1.