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The PostgreSQL logo is an elephant, known as "Slonik". Multiple versions of the logo are available.

Use of the logo is subject to our Trademark Policy.

3-color elephant

Adobe Illustrator Format

Single-color elephant

1 color black

1 color blue

1 color white


The logo is also available as a favicon : http://wiki.postgresql.org/favicon.ico

Alternate location for the .ico file: File:20200701 favicon.ico.jpg

Why elephant?

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 ...


@see http://dba.stackexchange.com/q/35325/20510