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10Feb

A Birthday Surprise

“A few words.. As I scribble this little note a smile tickles my face, and nostalgic memories of an incredible birthday celebration enables me to put pen to paper and hopefully be able to share the moment with others, that they may too look at arranging unforgettable and original activities, ones like Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone can provide. The...

29Oct

Volunteering in Sierra Leone, Teaching conservation through football

What has football got to do with chimpanzees? That was my first thought when I was asked to help organize a football tournament in the Moyamba district of Sierra Leone.  I soon learned that Tacugama does more than just look after the chimps on site. They believe the best way to care for chimpanzees is to make sure they never...

Picture of Caesar the chimp
19Sep

BECOME A GUARDIAN FOR A TACUGAMA CHIMPANZEE!!

Giving Day for Apes 2019 happened on the 15th October. We would like to thank everyone for their very generous donations that helped us raise  $12,585. You can still donate via the Chimpanzee guardianship programme which is detailed below. 2019 was a remarkable year for us. Not only did we receive a visit from world’s most famous primatologist Jane Goodall, but the...

14Nov

Freetown and the Future

In August last year, the slope of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in Regent, Sierra Leone, collapsed, killing over a thousand people and leaving many more orphaned and homeless.What caused this catastrophe? Was it a “natural disaster”, the result of bad governance or something else? Could it have been prevented and has anything changed since? Most importantly, what does it have...

15Sep

Råd til dyr

Råd til dyr (Advice for Animals) is a Danish animal organization providing affordable veterinary care services. They have been kind enough to post a page about Tacugama and are collecting donations in our name. We are happy to provide a link to their website for our supporters as well. Thanks for all that you do! ...

26Jul

Our Time at Tacugama – by Alex and Zsófia

Hi! I’m Alex, a 20 year old volunteer from the UK, studying a geography degree at the University of East Anglia. I am volunteering at Tacugama for a month over the summer break. It has already been a life-changing experience, not only have I learnt so much about Western Chimpanzees but also about the diverse culture that Sierra Leone has...

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