ATLANTA – Zoo Atlanta's giant panda cub was named -- Mei Lan (may-lan), which means "Atlanta Beauty," in a ceremony today.
Some 57-thousand votes were cast in an online poll to name the Zoo Atlanta giant panda cub.
The cub's parents — Lun Lun and Yang Yang — are on loan from the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding. They are at the Zoo Atlanta as part of a ten-year loan agreement.
Those voting chose from among ten suggested names.
The ten names included in the poll were chosen by the zoo, Atlanta media organizations and residents in the Sichuan Province of China, where the cub's parents were born.