Celebrities get lots of perks, like big paychecks and cool freebies, but Jack Black takes the cake – yesterday morning, he got to help name an adorable 3-month-old giant panda cub, according to Zoo Atlanta.
The panda was named Po, after Black’s “Kung Fu Panda” character, a role he’ll reprise this May in “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Not only is Black known for voicing a panda, but he’s lent his star power to helping panda conservation as well.
Black posed with the cuddly cub, who can be seen on Zoo Atlanta’s PandaCam. According to the zoo, this is just the beginning of a partnership between Zoo Atlanta and Dreamworks Animation. Dreamworks made a donation of an undisclosed amount to the zoo, reports TheBostonChannel.com, which should help with the $500,000-per-year lease the zoo pays China in order to display the pandas.
Po was born Nov. 3 to Lun Lun, and though he already has thousands of fans due to the PandaCam, he won’t debut to the public until the end of March or beginning of April.