November 23, 2020

Washington zoo panda named ‘Little Miracle’

Washington (AFP) – The votes are in and counted and the giant panda born at the Washington zoo three months ago is to be named Xiao Qi Ji, or “Little Miracle,” the zoo in the US capital said on Monday.Xiao Qi Ji was one of four Mandarin Chinese names put up for public online vote and nearly 135,000 votes were received between November 16 and 20, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo said.”Giant pandas are an international symbol of endangered wildlife and hope, and Xiao Qi Ji’s birth offered the world a much-needed moment of joy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic,” the zoo said in a statement. The male pan…


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