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Twin Panda Cubs Finally Have Names

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Many panda fans gathered at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate these baby twin pandas Wednesday.

Winning names, Mei Lun and Mei Huan (pronounced May Loon and May Hwaan), come from an ancient Chinese idiom describing building that are tall and magnificent. It translates to mean something indescribably beautiful and magnificent.

15-year-old giant mommy panda, Lun Lun was artificially inseminated in March. Born on July 15 two minutes apart, “Cub A” and “Cub B” turned 100 days old on Wednesday. Zoo Atlanta is going along with traditional Chinese celebrations, when pandas are named when turning 100 days old.

Good Morning America played a part in their names after teaming up with Zoo Atlanta to put the panda’s names to a public vote in October. Five sets of names, all originating from ancient Chinese idioms were narrowed down.

You can check on the baby pandas on the Panda Cam on Zoo Atlanta’s site.

Image via Youtube

Twin Panda Cubs Finally Have Names
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    This is so cute, I love these twin pandas.