ATLANTA - In one of their biggest milestones yet, the giant panda twins at Zoo Atlanta will receive their names at their 100 Day Naming Celebration on Monday, December 12.
Zoo Atlanta invited fans around the world to vote on one of seven sets of names supplied by conservation partners in Chengdu, China. Voting opened on November 21 and closed on December 4 with more than 23,400 votes.
The 100 Day Naming Celebration, a Chinese tradition used by Zoo Atlanta following the births of the cubs’ five older brothers and sisters, will open with a special performance by the Wesley International School Choir. Following the highlight of the event – the revealing of the twins’ names – the celebration will conclude with a traditional lion dance by the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu.
The twins themselves, who are still working on learning to walk, will not yet be visible to guests on their 100th day. The pair is expected to make their debut in late December or January 2017.
The 100 Day Naming Celebration opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. and is free with general admission; free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3.