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 hand during these testing times and purchase a little something for yourself or a loved one, knowing it is going directly towards the daily running costs of Tacugama. This includes both caring for the 101 rescue chimpanzees under our care, as well as supporting our outreach and education programs. Take a look at our unique products on sale now!

Selvaselvita T-Shirt

Purchase one of these original t-shirts, which are created through an artesanal process in Medellin, Colombia, and support both the chimpanzees at Tacugama, as well as Selvita’s own pedagogic activities with children!
Only 40 USD. Available in Europe & US.

Batik T-shirt

Get your own unique African Print
t-shirt. Available in Europe.
Only 30 USD.

King Bruno Book

The King Bruno book tells the powerful story of chimpanzee Bruno –  from his rescue as a young infant and his unique relationship with rescuer Mr. Bala Amarasekaran, to his great escape leading 31 chimpanzees into the forest back in April 2006. Available in Europe.
Only 25 USD.

Chimpanzee Stuffed Toy!
Buy a stuffed chimpanzee toy – a great hit with the young ones! Available in Europe. Only 40 USD.
Become a Chimpanzee Guardian!
For only 60 USD a year, sponsor one of our 12 Ambassador chimpanzees and receive monthly updates about their progress at Tacugama!
Available Worldwide. No delivery address needed.
Read more about our ambassadors here!
Kindly Note:
We have a limited stock of t-shirts, books and chimpanzee toys. Please make your purchase in a timely manner by paying to our Paypal Account HERE. Please pay the product amount (shipping costs already included in the price), in the notes write the description of the product you wish to buy, and send us a proof of payment to along with the delivery address.
If you have any questions don’t hesistate to contact us at
To purchase a chimpanzee t-shirt please select the design, the colour and size and email your preferences to along with the proof of payment and delivery address. Available to ship to Europe and US.

Design: 1. Tombo (above) or 2. Sonia and Basma (top of email)
Colour: 1. Dark or 2. Light  (The exact colour will be a surprise)
Women’s Sizes: One size only
Men’s Sizes: S to XL
Kid’s Sizes: 4 to 12 years old

To purchase a african print t-shirt please select whether it is Women’s, Men’s or Kid’s and email your preferences to along with the proof of payment and delivery address. Only available shipment to Europe.

Design: Suprise!
Colour: Suprise!
Women’s Sizes: One size only
Men’s Sizes: One size only
Kid’s Sizes: One size only

We thank you for your continued support and hope you are staying healthy & safe!