Monthly Archives: November 2011

Expression of a mother’s love

Almost all of the chimpanzees at Tacugama are orphans – sadly separated from their families through hunting; whether by farmers for crop protection, or by hunters for the bushmeat and pet trade. Our limited resources mean that we use contraceptive implants with our mature females to ensure we can focus our efforts on rehabilitating rescued […]

Tacugama 2012 calendars now available

Hello Again! We’re happy to let you know that our Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary 2012 calendars are now available.   Featuring more beautiful photos of Tacugama’s chimpanzees they’ll make a great gift for family and friends! The calendars cost US$15 plus postage.  They’ll be posted from the UK and should arrive within two weeks of your order. When […]

Molly moves in to Tacugama

On his way to work at Tacugama, one of our team was recently approached and told that a very small chimpanzee had been seen close to one of Freetown’s few supermarkets within the last few hours.  Following up with a few more questions and discussions we were luckily able to quickly locate where the chimp […]

A Visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

On the afternoon of 24th October we were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary as part of her historic royal visit to Sierra Leone. Her Royal Highness, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, was in Freetown to mark the 50th anniversary of independence and recalling […]

Jane, Kouze and the Football

As some of you may know from earlier blogs we are still struggling with enclosure space for our chimps at Tacugama.  Fortunately we have almost raised enough funds now to start constructing new enclosure space but this will take several months to complete.  In the meantime our juvenile chimps are in non-forested enclosures that we enrich […]