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KINA to ATHANGA – “Come here, dear! I’ll get rid of that bug in your eye!”

ROSIE didn’t show any sign of interest when the keeper distributed bananas. But once it came for oranges, she stood up to call dibs 

Throughout  year 2017, and thanks to a good friend of J.A.C.K., Patrick Pools, our sanctuary took part in a competition named “We love your project”. This event is organised every year by EDF Luminus,  an energy producer in Belgium, which offers the chance to its employees to put forward the charity they work in as volunteers. Since Patrick grew up in the DRC and had helped J.A.C.K. in finding funds, he wanted to introduce J.A.C.K. to his colleagues and friends through this annual ‘We love your Project” event.

The competition started early 2017 and ended in November 2017. Patrick was J.A.C.K.’s representative and did his utmost to make our chimpanzees win the second price of the competition!

Yes, thanks to Patrick’s determination and the kindness of his colleagues who voted for him, our sanctuary won 3000 Euros to buy a generator for its brand new Veterinary Clinic! A wonderful present, isn’t it???

Today, J.A.C.K. has bought the so awaited generator which will help in the Vet Clinic (power failures). Also, because this generator can be used as a welding machine, it will enable J.A.C.K. to continue the further metallic developments at the sanctuary (building facilities, etc.)

Dear Friends of EDF Luminus and dear Patrick, we at J.A.C.K. thank YOU all for this wonderful present!! Know that it will help us a lot!!!


Earlier this month, a fundraiser took place too collect some juicy and fresh fruit for our furry friends. Since some of them had gone through a tough flu outbreak, we decided fruit would be the best treat to offer to recover.

Thanks to the kindness of Friends of J.A.C.K., our sanctuary was donated a bit more than 400 $ managed to buy crates of bananas, apples and oranges. More fruit is going to be purchased soon! Good fruit crosses the border only twice a week and we wanted the best quality for our friends!

And, of course, all our chimpanzees were delighted and so happy to receive tese donations!

In the name of its 35 residents, J.A.C.K. would like to thank Mary W, Marie-Odile L, Jean-Noêl , Lyna R,Brigitte S, Valérie S, Valérie L, Amy M, Oliver T, Tom S, Esther F, Alain S and Claudine A for their great heart and for their wish to offer THEM the best!

Thank YOU again so much!!


April 22nd is Earth Day!

Since we have only one planet,

let’s all work tohether to keep it healthy and strong!

Some members of our main group just sad next to the pool. All of them were enjoying the first sun beams of the morning and young female ZAMBA even dared sitting in the pool to have her breakfast!!!

Young KALY is going through VIDA’s inspection and doesn’t seem to enjoy it so much…

MATA is the youngest member of his group and he is also the youngest rescued orphan of our sanctuary. His friends love to play with him and like to give him a hard time, which MATA doesn’t seem to dislike!!

MATA est le plus jeune de son groupe et le plus jeune de tout le sanctuaire. Souvent, les autres membres n'hésitent pas à lui en faire voir de toutes les couleurs… mais bon, Mata semble aimer cela puisqu'il en redemande!!—–MATA is the youngest member of his group and he is also the youngest rescued orphan of our sanctuary. His friends love to play with him and like to give him a hard time, which MATA doesn't seem to dislike!!

Posted by Les Amis de JACK / Friends of JACK Chimp Sanctuary on Friday, 20 April 2018


Joyful and playful chimps – what else?

JAC is playing and, despite his size and age (nearly 15!), loves to perform somersaults!!

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