Eugene Cussons TV Actor

Eugene Cussons (born 1979) is the managing director of "Chimpanzee Eden" as well as Rescue Director of Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in South Africa. He is also the host of Animal Planet's Escape to Chimp Eden. Eugene Cussons was born in Mpumalanga region of South Africa. For generations, the Cussons family has been deeply rooted in the African conservation ethic, and Eugene grew up with a special appreciation for African wildlife. Eugene had a successful career in the corporate world before deciding to build Chimp Eden. He studied business management and economics at the University of Pretoria, and he then developed software for financial trading applications. Deciding he did not want to be desk bound for the rest of his career, Cussons returned to the family game reserve to combine his management skills with his love for the outdoors. Eugene opened Chimp Eden in 2006 in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). As the managing director of Chimp Eden and the rescue director of JGI South Africa, Eugene has focused Chimp Eden's efforts on rescuing chimps from areas where no one else is willing to venture, such as war-torn countries like Sudan and Angola.

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1. University of Pretoria Colleges/University

The University of Pretoria (commonly referred to as UP, Tuks, or Tukkies) is a multi campus public research university located in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African insitution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010. The University was built on 7 suburban campuses on 1120ha (2767acre).

Type Public university
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Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, 0002 - Pretoria, Gauteng
2008. 28,450
2008. 10,484
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People attended University of Pretoria connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1984., Soccer Forward
b. 1982., Singer
b. 1977., Rugby Player
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b. 1982., Athlete
b. 1979., Politician

Starring TV roles

1. Escape to Chimp Eden

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Animal Planet
February 8th, 2008 2 English


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