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05Jul

Sanctuary Closed Until Further Notice

Sierra Leone is currently experiencing its 3rd Wave of COVID-19. As a result, we have had to close down the sanctuary once more. This is never an easy decision due to the great hit upon our daily income, but the health and safety of the chimpanzees and workers at Tacugama is our priority. We kindly invite you to lend us a helping...

05Jul

Personal Review – Tacugama Forest Yoga Fest

So here I was, Friday evening, the night before the Yoga Fest at Tacugama, asking myself “Why again did I sign up; I have so much on my plate already.” There was the car, that just couldn’t seem to get fixed, an inbox full of emails and work assignments yet to be finalised and delivered, and then life, in general,...

10Feb

Tacugama team publishes in Nature Communications

We are proud to announce that Tacugama has been featured in a scientific publication in the esteemed journal Nature Communications!!! We are also excited to come one step closer to solving a 15-year long mystery. Published February 3, 2021, titled “A Sarcina bacterium linked to lethal disease in sanctuary chimpanzees in Sierra Leone”. Some Tacugama chimpanzees have been experiencing a fatal mystery illness syndrome since...

25Nov

Press Release – Sunday Foundation

Sierra Leone – The Netherlands November 20, 2020 Sierra Leone’s Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Dutch Sunday Foundation combine forces to protect human and wildlife shared natural habitat: the rainforests of Sierra leone. November 2020 marks the start of an unique collaboration between Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Sunday Foundation to educate and strengthen both urban and rural communities of Sierra Leone to preserve...

10Oct

Giving Day 2020

Giving Day for Apes (GDFA) is a worldwide fundraising contest between accredited sanctuaries for apes in America, Asia and Africa. We have a whole month to raise as many funds and as much awareness as possible for our closest relatives. Our goal this year is to gain at least 375 new guardianships to cover the daily care of our 96 chimpanzees....

01Oct

2021 Calendar

Tacugama is excited to release our first fundraising calendar for 2021. We hope that 2021 will be a much more uplifting year for all of us, after the difficult times in 2020, and hope to share some daily joy with all of our supporters from the wonderful images in this calendar. All proceeds will go to sustaining Tacugama’s ongoing programmes. Please visit