[clug] Origin of Tux

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Mar 12 06:40:24 GMT 2007

Sign at the penguin enclosure at the National Zoo:


On 2007/Mar/12, at 4:39 AM, Duncan Roe wrote:
> Hey,
> Can anyone comment on the accuracy or otherwise of the post below?
> Was anyone reading this actually there?
> <post>
> Tux is actually a fairy penguin. This is a much smaller bird than  
> the Emperor
> penguin that zoos like to show off - it's found on parts of the  
> southern coast
> of Australia. There's a breeding colony on Philip Island (in  
> Westernport Bay,
> 90Km or so SE of Melbourne) where you can see them come in off the  
> sea every
> evening. I lived in Canberra in the mid 90s when Linus paid a visit  
> there, and
> some of the guys from CLUG (Canberra Linux Users Group) took him  
> down to Philip
> Island. I didn't go, but heard shortly afterwards about some kind  
> of biting
> incident, so suspect those stories have an element of truth in them.
> </post>
> I posted this as a comment on Experts Exchange, but I'd be  
> delighted to hear
> corrections or elaborations. See
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/System/Linux/ 
> Q_22441934.html
> If you were there, you might like to look at
> http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,42209,00.html and maybe  
> send them an
> email to set the record straight.
> Cheers ... Duncan.

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