This Penguin Has Become A High-Ranking Officer Of The Norwegian Army
Penguin promoted to brigadier in Norwegian Army - CNET Enlarge Image Sir Nils receives a salute. Edinburgh Zoo Sir Nils Olav III keeps his quarters at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland but one of his most important roles is acting as mascot to His Majesty the King of Norways Guard. Sir Nils is a king penguin a type of large bird that enjoys snacking on small fish. More than 50 members of the Guard visited the zoo on Monday and promoted the water bird to the rank of brigadier. Nils was knighted back in 2008. You might notice the III on the end of his name. The current Nils is the third in a line of penguins given honorary ranks in the Norwegian Army. The first Nils started off as a mascot back in 1972 and received the rank of corporal in 1982. At this rate Sir Nils may end up being an admiral within a couple more decades. These 12 far-out animals fascinate and amuse 1 - 5 of 13 Next Prev Norway and the Edinburgh Zoo have been linked by penguins since 1914 when a Norwegian family gifted the zoo with its first king penguins. Since then RZSS Edinburgh Zoo has been pioneering the science and care of penguins and penguins have remained an iconic and integral part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland the zoo notes. Nils isnt just resting on his feathered laurels. He has earned every rank. Nils is regarded very highly among the Norwegian Guardsman and has received these honours and medals due to his outstanding service and good conduct says the zoo. The promotion took place during a ceremony where Sir Nils walked past a line of Guardsmen at attention. Nils wore his rank on his shoulder while inspecting his colleagues. The penguin will continue to serve in the comfy confines of his zoo home which contains Europes largest outdoor penguin pool. You can follow the distinguished military career of Sir Nils through the Edinburgh Zoos live penguin webcam. (Via ABC) Lets block ads! (Why?) - Repost from: cnet Post - you can download ImmedTech app for android from link : http://bit.ly/ITapp-v1512
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