Sir Nils Olav the penguin receives military promotion at Edinburgh zoo

A resident king penguin and honorary member of the king of Norways guard has actually been provided brand-new title of brigadier

An extremely embellished penguin has actually been provided a promo in an unique event at Edinburgh zoo.

A resident king penguin, Sir Nils Olav, is an honorary member of the king of Norways guard and checks the soldiers when they go to the Scottish capital. Among a nest and knighted in 2008 , the penguin has actually now been offered the brand-new title of Brig Sir Nils Olav.

The honour was bestowed on the animal in an event participated in by more than 50 Norwegian soldiers from the device. The soldiers are participating in this years Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Barbara Smith, acting president for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland , stated: We are honoured to host his majesty the king of Norways guard as they bestow a prominent brand-new title upon our king penguin, Sir Nils Olav. It is a really happy minute and represents the close partnership in between our 2 nations.

During the event, Sir Nils paraded along the zoos penguin walk, while examining the guard.

Brig David Allfrey, manufacturer and president of the tattoo, included: This is a wonderful example of the excellent relations in between our 2 nations. At the tattoo we have lots of examining officers, however this is without a doubt my favourite.

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