The most popular penguin in the World
After his adoption in army, nils olav was given the role of moscot of the Norwgeian guard.Nils was visited by soldiers from the Norwegian Royal Guard on 15 August 2008 and awarded knighthood.
The honour was approved by King Harald V. During the ceremony a crowd of several hundred people joined the 130 guardsmen at the zoo to hear a citation from the King read out, which described Nils as a penguin “in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood”.
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The most Famous penguin in the world (colonel-in-chief sir nils olav )
The name ‘Nils Olav’ has also been given to two other King Penguins who preceded the current Nils Olav as the King’s Guard’s mascot
later,he has moved up the following ranks:
- In 1983- Corporal
- In 1987- Sergeant
- In 1993- Regimental Sergaent Major
- In 2001- Honorable Regimental Sergaent major
- In 2005- Colonel-in-Chief.
He is the first penguin to receive such an honor in Norwegian army.
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