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King Bruno Book Launch and Fundraiser – London 6 Feb 2013


Come and join us in the Conservatory at the Barbican in London on Wednesday 6 February for a fundraising evening and the launch of King Bruno, the story of the chimp that inspired the founding of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
We will be joined for the evening by Dr Jane Goodall, Aminatta Forna and Bala Amarasekaran.

The event has been made possible thanks to generous support from African Minerals LtdAML

With lively discussion, musical entertainment, supper and auction it’ll be a great opportunity to hear from the author, Paul Glynn, and support the sanctuary.
The evening opens at 6.30pm. For more information email us or call Rachel Collingwood on +44 (0)7885 032461.


In 2006 Bruno, an alpha male chimpanzee, escaped from the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and vanished into the jungle. Orphaned by hunters, he had spent his life among humans and survived the ravages of Sierra Leone’s civil war before his disappearance. Today he is a local legend.
Author Paul Glynn has turned Bruno’s astonishing story into a children’s book. Written for 9-12 year olds, and with over forty detailed illustrations, King Bruno tells of Bruno’s relationship with the man who adopted him, his adventures in the human world and his journey to freedom. It educates young people about chimpanzees, conservation and development as well as touching on deeper themes of family, identity and growing up that children of all ages can relate to. A portion of the proceeds from King Bruno will go towards supporting the sanctuary.

Sierra Leone National Chimpanzee Census Project

The full report of our census project, released late 2010, reveals the wild chimpanzee population in Sierra Leone is double previous estimates and confirms the country as a significant refuge for the Western Chimpanzee in West Africa. For more information and to download the full report, please follow this link 2010 Census Page.

The report was released following an important dissemination workshop held with key national stakeholders on 15th & 16th September 2010. You can read more about this on our blog.

Information to Share

If you would like to share more information about Tacugama with your friends, family and colleagues then why not download and print our leaflet. click here (pdf)

See Tacugama on YouTube

We're pleased to be able to present you with a short documentary film about Tacugama. We hope that this will give you a better insight to the sanctuary, our day to day work, challenges and aspirations, especially if you have never had the opportunity to visit us in Sierra Leone. We're very grateful to Paul Glynn, who filmed and produced this documentary as a gift for Tacugama after visiting us in December 2008. click to open video in new page

Contact Us

Address: P.O. Box: 469 Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Telephone: tel: +232 76 611211 / +232 33 611211 / +232 77 611211 /+232 33 548572

Amigos de Tacugama

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Friends of Tacugama

The following groups make the work of Tacugama possible.

International Primate Protection League

Gorilla Haven

World Society for the Protection of Animals

Arcus Foundation

Kevin Mcphilips Foundation


Thank You John Lydon!

Thank You Lush!


Chimpanzee Facts

Chimp Facts

Chimpanzees rarely live past the age of 50 in the wild, but have been known to reach the age of 60 in captivity.

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Last Updated: November 9, 2011 at 13:19 PST