Nils Olav

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Coordinates: 55°56′40″N 3°16′20″W / 55.94444°N 3.27222°W / 55.94444; -3.27222

Nils Olav
Nils Olav wide.jpg
SpeciesKeeng penguin
SexMale
Militar career
Allegiance Norawa
Service/branchNorwegian army coat of arms.svg Norse Airmy
Years o service1972–1987 (first)
1987–efter 2008 (seicont)
afore 2016–present (third)[1]
RankArmy-NOR-OF-06.svg Brigadier, Colonel-in-Chief an mascot
UnitHans Majestet Kongens Garde

Brigadier Sir Nils Olav is a keeng penguin wha resides in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. He is the mascot[2][3][4] an Colonel-in-Chief o the Norse Keeng's Gaird.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "King penguin made a Brigadier in Edinburgh". BBC News. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. "Sir Nils Olav". EdinburgZoo.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  3. Panganiban, Roma (April 4, 2013). "Sir Nils Olav, Norway's Penguin Knight". mentalfloss.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  4. "Military penguin becomes a 'sir'". BBC.co.uk. August 15, 2008. Retrieved June 4, 2013.