Nils Olav, a King Penguin in the Edinburgh Zoo, has been knighted by a British Major General on behalf of Norway’s King Harald V.  Sir Nils, actually the third of a series of penguins of the same name, had previously achieved the rank of colonel-in-chief in the King’s Guard, for whom he serves as a mascot of sorts.  After being knighted Sir Nils ate a fish and pooped on the floor.  Congratulations Sir Nils!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.