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Nov 26

The  Canadian Army celebrated the fifth birthday of a beloved polar bear at the Toronto Zoo by giving the animal a promotion to honorary master corporal.

The zoo announced Brig. Gen. Conrad Mialkowski, commander of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force Central, visited the zoo to bestow Juno the polar bear with the rank of honorary master corporal.

Juno was born on Remembrance Day,and was named in honor of the Canadian landings on Juno Beach in World War II.

The bear was previously dubbed an honorary private by the army, before later being promoted to honorary corporal

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The owl that stowed away in the Christmas tree erected at New York's Rockefeller Center was given a clean bill of health and released back into the wild. 

The Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, which cared for the female owl, named Rocky, after she was found in the Christmas tree's branches earlier this month, said veterinarians gave the go-ahead for the tiny saw-whet owl to return to the wild. 

The wildlife center shared video on Facebook of Rocky's release in a wooded area of upstate New York