In April of 2006, thirty-one chimpanzees escaped from the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and disappeared into the forest. Leading them was Bruno, an enormous alpha male and undisputed king of the sanctuary. To this day he has never been captured, and he has since become a local legend. But Bruno was no ordinary chimp. Adopted and raised among humans, he had been the inspiration for Tacugama. He had seen the human world, and fallen in love with it. And at the heart of Bruno’s story lay a relationship as powerful as any that exists between man and animal…
Uniquely, this story is told through Bruno’s eyes and makes for a sense fueled account of Bruno’s experiences. Paul Glynn’s writing captures Bruno’s primeval understanding of the events around him and brings the reader into the chimp’s mind. In the end, the reader’s connection to Bruno is the triumph of this work.
The book includes a foreword by primatologist and conservation legend Dr. Jane Goodall.