Smithsonian's National Zoo holds poll to decide the name for its new baby panda

WASHINGTON - The elections aren’t quite over yet. Not at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo where the naming rights to a baby giant panda will be left up to voters.

This August, giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, and the Smithsonian’s website notes that celebrating the name of a new life on its 100 th day is Chinese tradition.

So, they’re giving voters five choices for the name: Bao Bao, Ling Hua, Long Yun, Mulan and Zhen Bao

You can click here to cast your vote —and to learn more about what each name means.

The winner will be announced December 1.

Mobile users, head to this link (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialreports/name-the-panda/) to vote.

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