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Vote to Name the Giant Panda Cub

Meet Xiao Qi Ji!

After five days of voting and just under 135,000 votes, the winning name is Xiao Qi Ji (SHIAU-chi-ji), which translates as “little miracle” in English. It was one of four Mandarin Chinese names that were offered for a public online vote from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20 on the Zoo’s website. Giant pandas are an international symbol of endangered wildlife and hope, and Xiao Qi Ji’s birth is a much-needed moment of joy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. His name reflects the extraordinary circumstances under which he was born and celebrates the collaboration between colleagues who strive to conserve this species. Read more about Xiao Qi Ji.

What should the cub be named?

The results of this poll are not available.

Meet the Giant Panda Cub

Date of birth: Aug. 21, 2020 Age: 12 weeks Weight: 9.2 pounds, as of Nov. 9 Length: 21.26 inches (from nose to base of tail), as of Nov. 9 Excels at: Napping, nursing and cuddling with mother Mei Xiang

Giant Panda Conservation

Giant pandas are one of the most beloved species at the Zoo. Your gift to the Giant Panda Fund supports critical research and conservation of the giant panda and its habitat.

Latest Panda News

Check out the latest news and updates about Mei Xiang and her cub!

Giant Panda Cam

Watch giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji, as they chomp on bamboo, climb trees and tumble through the grass.