A polar bear cub born at Toronto Zoo on Remembrance Day last year has been given a name that’s in keeping with her date of birth.
The three month old female cub has now officially been called Juno.
The name commemorates the beach in northern France that Canadian troops landed on as part of World War II’s D-Day invasion in June of 1944.
The cub was initially given the name as a nickname, however in a statement the Zoo says ”staff have made this name official as it embodies Canadian pride and is representative of polar bears, one of Canada’s national treasures.”
Juno has now been adopted as the official “live” mascot of the Canadian Army while she has also been promoted to the rank of Private.
Juno was one of two cubs born to Aurora on November 11th, sadly the other cub did not survive.
She now weighs a healthy 10 kg and is thriving according to Zoo staff who have hand reared her.
Visitors to the zoo will be able to see the cub for the first time this coming Saturday, international Polar Bear Day.
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) February 25, 2016
— Canadian Army (@CanadianArmy) February 25, 2016