Mainland giant panda's second cub in Taiwan named "Yuanbao"
TAIPEI, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The second cub of the panda pair from the Chinese mainland was formally named "Yuanbao," the Taipei Zoo announced Sunday.
The name "Yuanbao" beat the other five options by obtaining 8,712 votes in an online poll that saw the participation of about 26,000 people from Aug. 17 to 26, the zoo said in a press release.
While Yuanbao means "the baby of Yuan Yuan" in Chinese, the character "bao" bears an auspicious indication in Chinese.
The female panda Yuan Yuan delivered the healthy female cub on June 28, her second cub born in Taipei.
She and the male panda Tuan Tuan arrived in Taipei as a goodwill gift from the mainland in December 2008. They had their first cub, a female, on July 6, 2013, who was named "Yuanzai."
The zoo hosted a party on Sunday to celebrate the 16th birthday of the panda pair. Enditem