Nation Sep 25

Panda cub’s name revealed

Washington's newest giant panda cub is nameless no more. Call him Bei Bei. Michelle Obama and her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, revealed the name Friday during a tour of the panda house at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The giant panda is an endangered species, threatened by destruction of their natural habitats and low birth rates. At zoos, like Smithsonian's National Zoo, veterinarians and zoologists attempt to understand the reproductive cycle of these large mammals to prevent their…