The Canadian Army is celebrating the promotion of one of their furriest members.
A Toronto Zoo polar bear, named Juno, celebrated her fifth birthday Wednesday and got a special surprise.
The four-legged friend was officially named an Honorary Master Corporal of the Canadian Army.
Back when she was born, the Toronto Zoo Staff named the bear Juno in honour of Juno Beach.
Given that yesterday was Remembrance Day, they honoured an animal named after one of the most successful military operations on D-Day.*
"We are truly honoured that the Canadian Army has promoted Juno to Master Corporal as she continues to be an outstanding ambassador for her counterparts in the wild,” says Dolf DeJong, CEO, Toronto Zoo.
Juno serves as a proud representative of a vulnerable species.*
Her journey is one of heartwarming survival and endurance, making her a perfect fit for the Canadian Army.
Editor's note: This article has been updated.