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Bubbles🫧

When they are happy, we are happy🙌
And all the chimps at Tacugama get excited when we blow them bubbles. It’s one of the many enrichment items we provide for them. In most cases enrichment we present, helps them to stimulate their natural behavior, like artificial termite mounts which we fill with honey or we spread nuts that they need to crack, but sometimes we just give them something for fun. Like bubbles 😊

For US$50 we can provide basic enrichment articles for one week for our chimps. Will you support us this #GivingDayforApes?

➡️ https://www.givingdayforapes.org/organization/Tacugama-Chimpanzee-Sanctuary

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Photos by the amazing wildlife photographer @renato_granieri_photography

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#J.A.C.K

Great progress for Baby Banda. ❤️ Banda had gone through a lot of Trauma and were not well when she arrived at J.A.C.K. However, today she is recovering well.

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🙌 MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

  • In partnership with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Tourism & Cultural Affairs – We are thrilled to announce that The World Bank has approved the development of an Innovation Centre and Botanic Gardens at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The Innovation Centre will house a rooftop bar/café, large screening room to feature films and documentaries as well as lectures, live storytelling and theatre, interactive learning space to display environmental threats and impacts (including the contributing factors leading to Sierra Leone’s 2017 landslide), library, multi-media training facilities, and permanent exhibition hall.  

Not only would the Innovation Centre create new jobs, strengthen the country’s tourism sector, bolster environmental education, and capacity building, but will also encourage Sierra Leoneans to join Tacugama’s conservation efforts across several platforms, including – #arts, #technology, and #science. As for the Botanic Gardens, once completed – it will become the country’s first commercial venture of its kind. Visitors will be able to view a wide range of species, including – medicinal plants and their traditional uses in local communities, plant species exclusive to #SierraLeone.

We’re keen to partner with businesses, academic institutions, leading public and non-profit orgs from around the world to create networks of expertise, through which innovative research, services and systems can be developed to fight #climatechange.

Climate change affects everyone. So naturally, we feel that only by rallying everyone together under a collective vision, with ideas, alternative services, additional training, and new job opportunities that we can generate enough momentum to tackle climate change.

wildlife #environment #livelihoods #nature #networking #biodiversity #sustainability #environment #innovation #water #community #advocacy

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#J.A.C.K

Hussein’s introduction to Bunia did not work, so we introduced him to little Banda instead. They accept eachother and everything seems to go well! ❤️

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The baby chimp Ceasar left Kisangani yesterday. Our on-site crew stayed by his side until take-off, to feed, hydrate and ensure he was safe on the plane. He has now arrived at J.A.C.K. More updates to Follow! ❤

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Thank you Pairi Daiza Foundation, for your support. It gave us the opportunity to build a nursery for our rescued chimps. ❤️

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Every night, wild chimpanzees build themselves nests and tuck themselves in for a good night’s sleep.
By the morning they’re on the move again and set up camp elsewhere.

Chimps build nests made from branches from one or more trees. They weave together these branches and leaves on both the ground and in the trees, depending on what type of nest it is (nap nest versus night nest).

For safety reasons – there are wild chimpanzees in the area for instance- the rescued chimpanzees at Tacugama do not sleep outside at night. We keep them safe in a dens, where they eat their diner and sleep.

But nothing is keeping them from building a comfortable afternoon nap nest, like Gabie did yesterday 🙌

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Happy World Ranger Day🙌

Today we celebrate and honor the vital work of the heroes of wildlife conservation worldwide.

This World Ranger Day 2022 we have a special request. We aim to raise USD 4,000 to cover the necessary equipment our rangers need to expand the scope of their patrols and ensure the survival of the roughly 1,200 chimpanzees estimated to remain in Loma Mountains National Park.

Will you help us reach our goal today🙏
With just a small donation you can help to buy our rangers tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, head torches, backpacks and compasses.

➡️ https://www.tacugama.com/product/world-rangers-day/

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Photo by Globio – @apeslikeus

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This is Loma Mountains National Park🙌🍀

For last year’s Giving Day For Apes we fundraised for the protection of Loma Mountains National Park (LMNP), the home of 1,200 wild chimpanzees.
Your help was an incredible aid and boost to the work Tacugama and its rangers conduct in the park.

However, up to now the rangers are mainly conducting patrols on the border of the protected area. Patrolling inside the park requires even further equipment to camp out at night and go on longer surveillance missions to be able to patrol inside the forest (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, head torches, backpacks, compasses, etc.). These longer patrols can last 2 to 4 days depending on which community they start from and where they patrol inside the park.

That is why we aim to raise USD 4,000 for World Ranger Day 2022 to cover the necessary equipment our rangers need to expand the scope of their patrols.

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Are you with us? Support our heroes of wildlife conservation!
Every penny counts!
➡️ https://www.tacugama.com/product/world-rangers-day/

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Photos by Globio -@Apeslikeus and @renato_granieri_photography

The photo of the wild chimp and baby was made thanks to @pasaprimates and the United States Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs for supplying camera-traps and contribution to other valuable devices🙌

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We support and applaud all kind of environmental awareness and education projects, especially if they aim at changing how people see and perceive chimpanzees.

@impactwildnow launched a crowd-funder to produce a French-narrated film for African broadcast channels, along with a collection of shorts for distribution via WhatsApp, using behavioural research footage filmed across four years in Gabon.

ImpactWildNow: “Many blue-chip programmes about chimpanzees have been made here by mainstream television in the past, but rarely have the local citizens benefited in seeing it. This project aims to change perceptions and behaviour to help inspire the protection of chimps across the Central and West African nations.”

Take a look at their Kickstarter campaign:
➡️ linktr.ee/impactwild

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