Polar bear cub makes public debut at Toronto Zoo
Published Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:09AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:38PM EST
Crowds flocked to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Juno, a three-month-old polar bear cub, who was making her public debut.
The female cub was on display for her adoring fans for several hours on Saturday.
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.