A chimpanzee’s daring escape from a sanctuary near Freetown in 2006 captured the imagination of Sierra Leone. Almost twenty years later, Bruno remains in the wild, with an almost mythical status, seen by many as a symbol of Sierra Leone’s fiercely free spirit. In this episode, Charlie Haffner visits Sierra Leone’s steaming green rainforest to learn what the future holds for its wildlife.
With special thanks: Bala Amarasekaran and Francis Massaquoi
A podcast series produced by Novel Studios for Africell.
Presented: Charlie Haffner
Written and created: Charlie Haffner and Sam Williams
Edited: Nadia Mehdi
Executive producers: Sam Williams and Max O'Brien
Sound design and mixing: Naomi Clarke
Special thanks: Abdul Karim Sesay, Shadi Gerjawi, Eleanor Biggs, Claire Crofton, Pippa Smith and the Africell Impact Foundation.