Zoo Atlanta guests watch the giant panda cub on a live video feed during a ceremony to announce the cub's name. ?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.
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