Panda Cubs at Tokyo Zoo Get Their Names, to Debut in January

Giant panda twins born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June got their names — Lei Lei for the female cub, and Xiao Xiao for her brother.

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This photo released by Tokyo Zoological Park Society shows giant panda twins, male Xiao Xiao, left, and female Lei Lei, 103 days after they were born at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. The twin cubs, which were palm-size pink creatures when born on June 23, got their names Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, chosen from hundreds of thousands of suggestions sent from fans around the country. (Tokyo Zoological Park Society via AP)
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TOKYO (AP) — Giant panda twins born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June got their names Friday — Lei Lei for the female cub, and Xiao Xiao for her brother. They were chosen from hundreds of thousands of suggestions sent from fans around Japan. The twin cubs, which were palm-size pink creatures when born on June 23, have grown and now have their unique black-and-white blocks, with black fur around their eyes, ears and limbs.…

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