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San Diego Zoo panda cub gets name

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - A baby panda born at the San Diego Zoo has a name.

Zoo officials Tuesday announced that the 3-month-old black-and-white ball of fur will be called Yun Zi, which is Chinese for "Son of Cloud."

The cub was born on Aug. 5 but, following Chinese tradition, it wasn't named for 100 days. The name was selected from among 6,300 recommendations by the public.

Yun Zi is the fifth cub born to the zoo's 300-pound mother panda, Bai Yun, whose name means "White Cloud."

He's only the 14th panda in the United States, including five in San Diego.

Yun Zi weighed about 4 ounces when he was born but now weighs more than 10 pounds.

Yun Zi's birth was posted on the zoo blog and a "panda cam" that allowed people to see the cub in a zoo den was so popular that it briefly crashed.

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