Juno was born on November 11, 2015 to mom Aurora and dad Inukshuk. Now just over a year old, she will embark on an exciting journey to a new, state-of-the-art home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.
This move for Juno signifies the next step in her life journey as she will be engaged with other polar bear cubs close to her age. In her first year, Toronto Zoo staff worked towards transitioning a dependent newborn into an independent youngster. The next step is for her to be socialized with other polar bears to further her development towards becoming an adult bear. Juno is the latest success story of the Toronto Zoo's Polar Bear Breeding Program and participation in the Species Survival Plan.
The Toronto Zoo would like to thank the Canadian Army for their support of Juno. The Canadian Army officially adopted Juno in February 2016 and gave her a special honorary ranking of Private. Juno was then promoted by the Canadian Army from Honorary Private to the prestigious ranking of Honorary Corporal in November of 2016 in celebration of her first birthday.
Juno will be leaving after the weekend of February 25-26, 2017. Be sure to join us at our 12:00 pm Polar Bear Keeper Talk to wish her farewell before she leaves for Winnipeg! To see Juno’s full story, click here.