NATIONAL ANIMAL WEEK
Press Release

Tacugama Hosts Second Annual National Animal Week in Sierra Leone!

Freetown, Sierra Leone – From November 20th to 26th, Tacugama Chimpanzee
Sanctuary is proud to host Sierra Leone’s second National Animal Week. This
week-long event is packed with a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness.
of the critical state of the chimpanzee and advocating for its recognition as Sierra
Leone’s National Animal and face of Tourism, a proposal put forth in 2019 for its
socio-economic benefits.

National Animal Week

With a diverse program throughout the week, Tacugama, in collaboration with
the Ministry of Tourism and National Tourism Board, aims to reach as many.
people as possible and transform the chimpanzee narrative. The fate of the
chimpanzee holds significant implications for the survival of various other species.
throughout the country.
The Program
Activities during the week include a Children’s March, Reforestation Day,
Storytelling Afternoon, and a Gala Night. The complete program details can be.
found at
About Tacugama
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, originally dedicated to the rescue,
rehabilitation, and conservation of chimpanzees, has evolved over the years into a
renowned wildlife conservation organization in Sierra Leone. The sanctuary
actively engages in education and community outreach programs to raise.
awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and the need to protect. These intelligent and endangered primates.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Sidikie Bayoh
Communication Officer Tacugama