Photo_Oct_03_8_06_25_AM5b7903Die beiden kleinen Jungen im Atlanta Zoo brauchen Namen. Der Zoo lädt alle Fans zu der Abstimmung der Namen: Did you see the big announcement on Good Morning America this morning? Good Morning America has teamed up with Zoo Atlanta to host the panda cubs’ naming contest. You get to vote on your favorite set of twin names, and the winning pair will be announced during the cubs’ 100 Day Naming Celebration. Here are the five choices:  

1. Mei Lun and Mei Hua (Pronounced May Loon and May Hwaa) In English, the names mean Lun Lun’s twin cubs born in the U.S. 2. Mei Lun and Mei Huan (Pronounced May Loon and May Hwaan) These names stem from an ancient Chinese idiom, “Mei Lun Mei Huan,” which was used to describe constructed buildings that are tall and magnificent. It has come to mean something indescribably beautiful and magnificent. 3. Tian Lun and Tian Le (Pronounced Tee-an loon and Tee-an luh These names come from the Chinese idiom, “Tian Lun Zhi Le,” which means the joy of family life or family happiness. In this context, the cubs’ names would mean, “Lun Lun and her twin cubs are enjoying heavenly gifted family happiness,” according to the staff at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 4. Lan Tian and Bi Shui (Pronounced Lan tee-an and Bee Shway) The names, meaning blue sky and clear water, are derived from another the Chinese idiom, “Lan Tian Bi Shui,” which is used to describe beautiful scenery. 5. Da Lan and Xiao Lan (Pronounced Dah Lan and Sheow Lan) The literal meaning of these names is bigger one (“Cub B”) and smaller one (“Cub A”) of the Atlanta-born twins.extra

Stay tuned for details on how and where you can vote! Do you want to be a part of the cubs’ 100 Day Naming Celebration? The PANDA Extravaganza Sweepstakes is still open for your chance to win an all-expenses-paid panda experience of a lifetime. The sweepstakes will randomly select a single winner for an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter for two in the giant panda nursery, VIP participation for two in the cubs’ 100 Day Naming Celebration, round-trip airfare, two nights at W Atlanta – Downtown, dinner for two at BLT Steak Atlanta, and a spa package for two at Bliss Atlanta! Don’t let time run out without you! Enter now on the Zoo Atlanta website or on Zoo Atlanta’s Facebook page. Entrants must provide a name, email address, mailing address and telephone number to enroll. No purchase is necessary. Participants must be 18 years old or older and citizens or permanent legal residents of the 50 U.S. states. The winner will be contacted and announced by Zoo Atlanta.

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