Jack Black helps name panda cub

Dr. Hayley Murphy, director of veterinary services at Zoo Atlanta, right, holds a 3-month-old giant panda cub newly named Po as actor Jack Black looks on before a naming ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 in Atlanta. Black who is promoting his animated film, "Kung Fu Panda II" posed for pictures with the cub who is the only giant panda born at a U.S. zoo last year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

February 15, 2011 8:58:48 AM PST
Jack Black joined Zoo Atlanta for a naming ceremony for a 3-month-old giant panda cub, the only one of the endangered species born in a U.S. zoo last year. The zoo Tuesday named the cub Po after the main character voiced by Black in his upcoming animated sequel "Kung Fu Panda 2."

Zoo officials say that in return for the name, studio Dreamworks donated money to the zoo to help with its panda conservation program. The zoo declined to say how much. The zoo pays China a $500,000-per-year lease to display the pandas.

Black posed for pictures with the 10-pound cub, which made squawking noises and writhed in his keeper's hands.

Black is promoting the film, which is due out May 27 and also stars Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jean-Claude van Damme and Jackie Chan.

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