# Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary


On May 25th, Osman, a baby chimp about 2 years old was rescued in Moyamba -District (Southeast of the Country) by Tacugama Camp Supervisor Willie Tucker and the National Protected Area Authority Rangers John Bangura and Eric.

After his mother was killed by hunters who caught her in a snare, Osman was brought to the village where he was kept as a pet for two weeks until an informant contacted Tacugama to rescue him. Osman arrived in good physical health to the Sanctuary but his mental health is not yet recovered. Fairly afraid of human presence the baby chimp is adapting slowly to Mama P’s constant care and love.

Unfortunately, law enforcement on wildlife crime in Sierra Leone is still an issue that must be addressed urgently. Tacugama is working hard on this matter, seeking for partners or supporters to increase awareness and advocacy to promote laws that help to improve the future of the wildlife in the country.

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COCO IS BLOWING 11 CANDLES TODAY! We rescued him in 2008: he was the pet of high ranking authorities and it took us two years to have him in a group at the sanctuary… Today, Coco is among the ”big boys” we take care of at the sanctuary!!


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# Tommy & Mata





Savagely taken from their families killed for their meat, TOMMY & MATA are two young chimpanzee orphans who have developed strong bonds. They are like brothers; a shared and cohesive relationship essential to their survival. J.A.C.K gave them a second chance in life and is glad to see them both happy! ♥


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Tragedy in Virunga National Park..

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Dessa modiga människor som är så viktiga!
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Virunga National Park is greatly saddened to confirm the death of Ranger Freddy Mahamba Muliro during an attack on a ranger position on Thursday, March 7th in the Park’s troubled Central Sector.

Park Director, Emmanuel de Merode said, “We are in deep mourning for Ranger Freddy. It is a tragedy that his young life has been cut short in dedicated service to Virunga. Now more than ever, Ranger Freddy’s death highlights the very real threats to our rangers in their protection of Virunga National Park.”

For a full statement, please see: https://virunga.org/news/ranger-freddy-killed-in-action

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# Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
















We have some BIG news!! Yesterday during the public speaking event of Dr. Jane Goodall in Freetown, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry officially declared the CHIMPANZEE as the national animal of Sierra Leone!!
We are happy and proud to be a part of this big step for Sierra Leone. Now the chimp is the national animal we hope that even more people will join and work together to conserve the endangered chimpanzee species and the wildlife it lives in in Sierra Leone. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Will you join our mission? To learn more about Tacugama and the work we do, to donate or adopt a chimpanzee please visit our website http://www.tacugama.com/ !
PS. Who recognizes this chimp?
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KEEP DOGUY IN YOUR THOUGHTS! He needs all your positive vibes! ♥



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