[clug] Origin of Tux
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:
> Can anyone comment on the accuracy or otherwise of the post below?
> Was anyone reading this actually there?
> 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.
> I posted this as a comment on Experts Exchange, but I'd be
> delighted to hear
> corrections or elaborations. See
> 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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