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Voting underway for twin giant panda cubs

Posted at 6:28 AM, Oct 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 02:30:44-04

      ATLANTA (AP) - Voting is now underway on names for the twin giant panda cubs born in July at Zoo Atlanta.

      Voting began Wednesday through the website for ABC's "Good Morning America." The winning names will be announced on Oct. 23 when the panda cubs are 100 days old, in accordance with Chinese tradition.

      The cubs were born to 15-year-old Lun Lun, who was artificially inseminated in March. They are the fourth and fifth cubs born at the zoo to Lun Lun and her partner Yang Yang.

      The names were selected by staff at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. Under a deal between China and the U.S., all giant pandas originally from China are only lent out to foreign zoos for scientific study for several years.