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Dr. Zhang Zhihe, director of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, applauds at the unveiling of the name of the Zoo Atlanta's giant panda cub. ?Mei Lan,? which translates to ?Atlanta Beauty? won in an online poll, receiving 22% of the 57,015 votes cast. Voters were given a list of 10 names from which to choose. The names were suggested by several institutions interested in panda conservation including local media, Zoo Atlanta staff and volunteers, Panda Express (a Zoo Atlanta sponsor) and the people of China.<br />
Dr. Zhang Zhihe, director of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, applauds at the unveiling of the name of the Zoo Atlanta's giant panda cub. ?Mei Lan,? which translates to ?Atlanta Beauty? won in an online poll, receiving 22% of the 57,015 votes cast. Voters were given a list of 10 names from which to choose. The names were suggested by several institutions interested in panda conservation including local media, Zoo Atlanta staff and volunteers, Panda Express (a Zoo Atlanta...
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