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Ueno zoo to start taking public suggestions for panda cub name on July 28

The giant panda cub is held in her mother Shin Shin's right paw at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens on July 1, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Zoological Park Society)

Starting on July 28, the public will get the chance to suggest names for the baby panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens on June 12, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced at a July 7 news conference.

Anyone who wants to take a shot at naming the cub will be able to submit their ideas either through a suggestion box at the zoo in the capital's Ueno Park or online, though details of the submission process are still under consideration.

"In China, they say that pandas who reach 100 days will grow up strong. So we are thinking that we would like to name this cub in late September, which will be 100 days after it was born," said Koike.

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