Militaries all over the world have animal mascots. Some have eagles, some have tigers and lots of military regiments have goats.
Militaries take their mascots very seriously. For instance, the British Army, has nine mascots that are actually on the payroll — four of them have been made officers.
Here’s some of the most adorable mascots out there.
The Royal Regiment of Scotland has a tiny shetland pony -- Lance Corporal Cruachan IV. He likes Polo Mints.
The 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh have a mascot called Llwelyn. He holds the rank of Fusilier. For some reason goats are very popular within the military.
Sir Nils Olav is a king penguin. He's also Colonel-in-Chief of the Kings Guard of Norway. Here he is inspecting his troops.
Lance Corporal Pegasus V is the mascot of the British Army's Parachute Regimen. He is looked after by someone called the Pony Major,
The United States Military Academy in West Point has two mules as mascots. Here they are -- Ranger III and Stryker.
The 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment have a tiger called Quintus Rama as their mascot. Here he is in the cage used to transport him around on military parades.
The Australian 2nd Cavalry Regiment has a wedge-tailed eagle called Courage. Wedge-tailed eagles are the largest birds of prey in Australia.
The Australian army have always had cool mascots. Here's the 9th and 10th First Australian Imperial Force battalions with their kangaroo in Egypt.
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