National Zoo Creates 'Name The Panda' Contest

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The zoo in Washington, D.C. says the name will be bestowed on Dec. 1 when the cub is 100 days old. In the meantime, the baby panda is getting acquainted with its surroundings.


Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. We've brought our staff into the studio to respond to this sappy story about the baby panda at the National Zoo. The zoo in Washington is holding an online contest to name the panda. The name will be bestowed Dec. 1st, when the cub is 100 days old.

Meanwhile, we can report the kid went for a walk. Colleagues were told she crawled out of the den all by herself, though she then got tired and went to sleep in the doorway.



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