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King penguin at Edinburgh zoo made Brigadier

A king penguin at Edinburgh Zoo who has been a mascot to the King of Norway's Guard since 1972 has been officially made a Brigadier.

Nils Olav was given the honour by members of the Norwegian guard who are performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

There have been three penguins called Nils Olav at the zoo, which have been mascots of the Norwegian King's Guard since 1972.

  • 24 Aug 2016
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