Penguin receives knighthood, inspects the troops
Believe it or not, the Norwegian King's Guard has a penguin for a mascot and honorary colonel-in-chief. Fittingly, it's a king penguin. He resides at the Edinburgh Zoo and is named Nils Olav.
The bird was knighted Friday and is the third incarnation in a dynasty of penguin mascots with the same name (kind of like Norway's Shamu). He goes by "Sir" Nils Olav now.
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