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Bruno needs a publisher!

During a filming assignment to Sierra Leone, Paul Glynn kept hearing stories about Bruno, the first chimpanzee rescued by Tacugama’s founder – Bala Amarasekaran.  Bruno’s rescue completely changed Bala’s life and resulted in the founding of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in 1995.  Curious to learn more about Bruno, Paul visited Tacugama and has become a close friend and supporter of the sanctuary. In 2009 he filmed and produced this 5 minute film about Tacugama.

A talented film producer and director, Paul is also blessed with creative writing and illustration skills.  Determined to do more to raise awareness of the endangered status of chimpanzees and inspire others to do more for conservation, he’s captured Bruno’s tale in a story aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.  His engaging style and captivating images have brought Bruno’s story to life and the book is now ready for publication.

Click on the image to download a PDF file with more information

Click on the image to download a PDF file (3.5Mb) with more information

We’re looking for help to get “King Bruno” published and into print so that we spread the word and do more to protect chimpanzees in the wild. This is a not for profit project; all money raised will go towards the running of the sanctuary and teaching children the importance of conservation and development and raise the profile of these issues around the world. In order for King Bruno to succeed, agents, publishers, marketing and on-line promotion are essential to reach its audience.

If you think you can help to get this story in print, please contact Paul Glynn at brunoisking@gmail.com or contact us directly at info@tacugama.com. Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information about Paul, follow this link . You can also follow the book’s progress on Facebook

Learn more about Tacugama on YouTube!

We’re really excited to be able to present you with a short documentary film about Tacugama.  We hope that this will give you a better insight to the sanctuary, our day to day work, challenges and aspirations, especially if you have never had the opportunity to visit us in Sierra Leone.

Please share this link with all your family, friends and colleagues and help us to spread the word, thank you!

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We’re very grateful to Paul Glynn, who filmed and produced this documentary as a gift for Tacugama after visiting us in December 2008.  Paul was also instrumental in the production of Lost Freetown, directed by Nazia Parvez, a documentary showing the environmental threats to Sierra Leone’s capital city.

We look forward to receiving your feedback.

(PS The chimp shown arriving at Tacugama is Jessica)