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Why did PostgreSQL choose an elephant as it's logo? It wasn't clear from logo wiki.

UPDATE: Now wiki updated :) Thanks!

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In the email thread postgreSQL and history of relational databases, Oleg Bartunov states that the logo idea probably originated from a PostgreSQL logo thread on the pgsql-hackers mailing list. Quote:

[...] but if you want an animal-based logo, how about some sort of elephant? After all, as the Agatha Christie title read, elephants can remember ...

David Yang

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Also consider the related official "propaganda" page:
http://www.postgresql.org/community/propaganda/

There you can see that a turtle is used for Japan, which has been discussed before on dba.SE:
Why is there a Postgresql Turtle?

.. and on pgsql-general mailing list:
http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/92869e660906240901s74693458xec141a644289114c@mail.gmail.com

Here is the according Japanese web page:
http://www.postgresql.jp/npo/logo/?searchterm=logo

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Yes, I saw it. Thanks. –  gaRex Feb 24 '13 at 16:52
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