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
Species Keeng penguin
Sex Male
Military career
Allegiance  Norawa
Service/branch Norwegian army coat of arms.svg Norse Airmy
Years o service 1972–1987 (first)
1987–efter 2008 (seicont)
afore 2016–present (third)[1]
Rank Army-NOR-OF-06.svg Brigadier, Colonel-in-Chief an mascot
Unit Hans 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.

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  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.