Theodore the GTF
So, what's with the frog?
It's a question we get asked a lot. What has a frog got to do with Computers?
Well, it doesn't matter what we do for a living, we can all make choices to lighten our footprint on Earth. And back in 2006, we wanted to find a way to remind us every day how important it is to take care of our planet.
So, what better mascot could we have than a genuine, all-Australian, Green Tree Frog? An image to balance our technology-rich lives with with the beauty and needs of our earthly companions.
Decision made, we went in search of the cutest GTF we could find – our Theodore was just a baby in 2007 when we found him at the Royal Melbourne Zoo, being nurtured by keeper Damian Goodall.
Damian is a GTF-man himself and an expert in his field; his attachment to these little creatures is both wonderful and infectious.
These days, frogs all over the world are struggling to survive - they thrive in healthy environments, but quickly disappear as the toxins rise.
So please keep Theodore and all his mates in mind when you’re next disposing of almost anything.
And if you can hear frogs each day where you live, then aren't you the lucky ones!
If you want to know more about frogs in Australia, why not visit the Royal Melbourne Zoo, or go to the Website www.frogs.org.au
Genus: Litoria Caerulea
Common Name: Common Green Tree Frog
The 1300 INTECH Team