- Category: Tech & Science
- Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
- CTV News
Juno, a three-month-old polar bear cub at the Toronto Zoo, is meeting the public for the first time on Saturday.
The female cub will be visible to adoring fans between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Juno was born on Remembrance Day and named after Juno Beach in Normandy, France, where Canadian soldiers fought on D-Day in 1944.
The bear’s twin cub died less than a day after being born.
Juno spent time in intensive care, but officials say she now weighs a healthy 10 kilograms.
The cub’s first public appearance coincides with International Polar Bear Day, an annual event aimed at raising awareness about the negative impact of global warming on the species.