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The Smithsonian National Zoo's baby panda turned 100 days old today! And, in accordance with Chinese tradition, she got a name.

Yes, the cub that survived birth (her sibling was stillborn) and the federal shutdown that turned off our beloved Panda Cam is now named Bao Bao.

Pronounced "bow-BOW," according to the AP, the name means "treasure" or "precious." Over 123,000 votes were cast for the name (there were only five names to choose from, as the National Zoo was clever enough not to make this an entirely open poll because then we all would have voted for "Miley Cyrus" for the lulz).

The National Zoo live-tweeted the event:

Bao Bao's father Tian Tian, who, let's face it, did very little of the work to get Bao Bao here, will nevertheless get a "special ice treat" to commemorate his daughter's name today.

If you'd like to see Bao Bao, you'll have to wait just a little bit longer: she'll make her public debut in January. Until then, you'll have to make do with Panda Cam.

 

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