Say My Name: Baby Giant Panda Is Named ... Bei Bei
The baby giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was given a name.
Meet our cub: Bei Bei! He’s our little endangered #bae. Thanks @FLOTUS and Mme. Peng Liyuan! #PandaStory pic.twitter.com/u4tcHYn3Sb— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) September 25, 2015
The little guy had some VIP help. The name was chosen by first lady Michelle Obama and China's first lady, Madame Peng Liyuan.
Here's the pool report from the ceremony:
"The panda born on August 22 here to Mei Xiang has a name! It's Bei Bei. It was chosen by FLOTUS and Ms. Peng and they revealed it in English and Chinese by unrolling scrolls tied by ribbons with help of two school kids."
It's pronounced "Bay-Bay."
There's no word, yet, on how Beyoncé feels about all this.
Either way, here are some gratuitous images of the little critter:
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This is what 2.95lbs. of adorable looks like. At the same ages his siblings were 2 & 2.6lbs. #PandaStory pic.twitter.com/wFLBoQxbSo— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) September 22, 2015