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Panda twins Yue Yue and Ban Ban make debut in Shanghai

CCTV.com

04-23-2017 10:45 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

In Shanghai, a pair of new-born giant panda twins have been named after some five million people submitted their votes in a campaign.

The male has been given the name Yue Yue, while his sister shall be called Ban Ban. The name Yue Yue means "a bright future" and he weighs just over 14 and a half kilograms, while Ban Ban -- which means being a good twin -- is a little lighter, at 13.8 kilograms.

After receiving their names, they were paraded at Shanghai Wildlife Park, where they had no shortage of visitors wishing them well.

The pigeon pair panda cubs play at the Shanghai base of the Chinese Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Shanghai, east China, April 22, 2017. The pigeon pair giant panda cubs born in Shanghai were named "Ban Ban" and "Yue Yue" on Saturday. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

The pigeon pair panda cubs play at the Shanghai base of the Chinese Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Shanghai, east China, April 22, 2017. The pigeon pair giant panda cubs born in Shanghai were named "Ban Ban" and "Yue Yue" on Saturday. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

The pigeon pair panda cubs play at the Shanghai base of the Chinese Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Shanghai, east China, April 22, 2017. The pigeon pair giant panda cubs born in Shanghai were named "Ban Ban" and "Yue Yue" on Saturday. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

The pigeon pair panda cubs play at the Shanghai base of the Chinese Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Shanghai, east China, April 22, 2017. The pigeon pair giant panda cubs born in Shanghai were named "Ban Ban" and "Yue Yue" on Saturday. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)