News

National Zoo wants your help to name Panda cub

National Zoo wants your help to name Panda cub

PANDA NAME: This photo shows Mei Xiang's giant panda cub undergoing an exam on Oct. 11. The zoo is asking for the public's help to name the panda cub. Photo: Associated Press/Smithsonian National Zoo, Bill Clements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo wants help in naming its new panda cub.

Internet voting began yesterday, on Election Day. It runs through Nov. 22.

Five Mandarin Chinese names are in the running for the girl panda, including Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure and Ling Hua, meaning darling or delicate flower.

EXTRA: Watch the Panda Cam

The winning name will be revealed Dec. 1 at a naming ceremony, in keeping with Chinese tradition.

That’s when the little panda will be 100 days old.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Growth Seen In Economic Index

market growing up

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for February, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, increased from January’s reading.

in Local

Iowa Legislators Move to Budget And Education Issues

Iowa state capital

With the debate over increasing the gas tax out of the way, Iowa legislators now can focus on the budget, and settling on education funding.

in Local

Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

rounds

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

in Local

Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

Ricketts

A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

in Local

State Education Spending Debate Continues

state capitol pierre

State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.