Juno the polar bear, who lives at the Toronto Zoo, was adopted by the military shortly after she was born on Remembrance Day 2015. Polar bears are the military’s official mascot, and given her birthdate, she was named for the Canadian landings on Juno Seashore in World Battle II.
The military gave Juno the honorary rating of personal, and later corporal, the zoo stated.
Now, 5 years after she was born, Juno continues to be shifting up the ranks.
“Juno has reached a brand new milestone and was promoted by the Canadian Army from Honorary Corporal to the esteemed rating of Honorary Master Corporal,” the zoo stated on Fb this month.
Juno and her brothers, Hudson and Humphrey, act as “Arctic ambassadors” for polar bears round the world, serving to to unfold consciousness about local weather change and the influence it has on the weak species.
“We’re really honoured that the Canadian Army has promoted Juno to Master Corporal as she continues to be an excellent ambassador for her counterparts in wild,” Toronto Zoo CEO Dolf DeJong stated in a information launch. “Juno and the different polar bears that decision the Toronto Zoo dwelling, play an integral position in educating our friends about the direct influence of local weather change and the lack of sea ice that instantly impacts polar bears in the wild.”
Canada observes Remembrance Day each November 11 to honor army veterans.