Giant panda twins at French zoo get names

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-11-19 09:15
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Gold medalist in 10-metre synchronised diving at the Tokyo OlympicsChina's Zhang Jiaqi and French footballer Kylian Mbappe (R) pose with the two panda twins born last August 2 during a ceremony to reveal their final Chinese names at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France on November 18, 2021. Kylian Mbappe and China's Zhang Jiaqi are the godparents of the panda cubs, named Yuan Dudu and Huan Lili. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS -- Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zhang Jiaqi and French football star Kylian Mbappe revealed on Thursday the names of the newborn giant panda cubs at Beauval Zoo in central France.

More than 120,000 French netizens have cast their vote to choose Huan Lili and Yuan Dudu from five pairs of names for the twin cubs, zoo officials said, adding that the two names represent the friendship between France and China as well as the wish for good health to the cubs.

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