Susan arrived at Tacugama in 2002, just 1.5 years old. An ACF worker bought her and another chimp from an unknown dealer in Makeni. The other chimp died a day before Susan was brought to the sanctuary. Then the owner decided he didn't want her to die so he brought her and handed her in. Susan is one of our biggest ladies at Tacugama, and is best friends with Nyanda and Mimi, the "ladies' club" in the group. These ladies are Chota's choice females, and as chimp politics go, they are running the group from behind the scenes.