Red panda cubs at Denver Zoo have names after voting ends

DENVER — The people voted and the two baby male red pandas at the Denver Zoo will now be called Pabu and Sabal.

The zoo came up with pairs of names for the cubs for voters to choose from.

  • Oolong and Chai … types of tea
  • Pabu and Sabal … Pabu means puffball and Sabal means strong one
  • Peyton and Eli … it’s likely no explanation is needed

The voting ended Thursday.

The cubs were born at the Denver Zoo in August. They have not made their public debut yet.