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First panda cub born in Singapore is named Le Le by online voters

Singapore Baby Panda Le Le
  • The name of the first giant panda cub born in Singapore was revealed to be “Le Le,” stemming from an old Chinese name for the republic, “shi le po.”
  • The cub was born in August, and a subsequent online poll took place in which 64,000 casted votes to decide on the panda’s name.
  • Le Le will be on view twice a day for 20-30 minutes in a special nursery designed for his comfort.

Singapore’s first panda cub, born in August, has finally received its name following an online voting contest. 

Singapore and China jointly announced the name on Wednesday in a virtual ceremony. The cub will be named “Le Le,” which is derived from an old Chinese name for Singapore, “shi le po.”