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    Michelle Obama Gave The National Zoo's Newborn Panda His Official Name

    The Smithsonian's National Zoo held a ceremony with FLOTUS and the first lady of the People's Republic of China to announce the name.

    The tiny little fella was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Aug. 22. He weighed just over one pound!

    Smithsonian's National Zoo CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

    He and his mom, Mei Xiang, have been cuddling up all sweet ever since then.

    Smithsonian's National Zoo CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

    Michelle Obama had the honorable job of selecting the baby panda's name, along with the first lady of the People's Republic of China, Peng Liyuan.

    Smithsonian's National Zoo CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

    Together they announced the name with help from students who attend the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School.

    Smithsonian's National Zoo CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

    So, what's the name??

    Bei Bei! It means "precious, treasure" and goes perfectly with his sister's name, Bao Bao.

    Smithsonian's National Zoo CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: nationalzoo

    It's totally fine to call him Bae Bae, though! 🐼

    Meet our cub: Bei Bei! He’s our little endangered #bae. Thanks @FLOTUS and Mme. Peng Liyuan! #PandaStory

    Click here to learn more about the zoo's panda conservation efforts.

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