Tom's Group - Leader

Tom is our oldest chimpanzee, who arrived to Tacugama in 2013. The owner had him for 30 years in cage next to house, and only decided to hand him over to Tacugama after his granddaughter got one of her toes bitten off! Tom has had a lot of difficulty integrating at Tacugama, due to not knowing he is a chimp and suffering from psychological trauma. He did not know how to climb or defend himself, and was often getting beat up by more dominant males. However, he finally has a group of friends to call his own in Nico and Mac, the boy's club who spend hours playing with each other. Tom has even been seen going up on some of our climbing structures on rare occasion!