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PICTURE OF THE DAY – Tommy is hesitating “Shall I put the stick on the left? or on the right? “

SHASA is our “big” girl as she is the oldest female we have at J.A.C.K. She isn’t blind in one eye… The second eye is healthy and “inside” as a result of a terrible shock she had the day she was legally confiscated in Kinshasa by DRC Environment officials… Her owner/trader ran away when seeing the police and hit the bag in which he had hidden the baby ape. When the environment inspectors opened the bag, they discovered Shasa’s left eye was bleeding…

DOGUY – 14 days after surgery: suture is healing very well; still 1 thread has to fall off !! Young friend Doguy is adjusting extremely well to his new life and will soon go back in his group..

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CHIBO est the young bonobo J.A.C.K. rescued in May 2010 and sent to LOLA… 7 years later, Franck and CHIBO meet again: the bonobo seems shy, hesitating but then starts interacting with Franck as he probably recognises the person who saved his life…

VIDÉO – J.A.C.K. à LOLA YA BONOBOCHIBO est le jeune bonobo que J.A.C.K. a sauvé en mai 2010 et a transféré à LOLA… Retrouvailles 7 ans plus tard avec Franck: CHIBO semble timide, confus et finit par interagir avec Franck car il reconnaît celui qui lui a sauvé la vie…——VIDEO – J.A.C.K. at LOLA YA BONOBOCHIBO est the young bonobo J.A.C.K. rescued in May 2010 and sent to LOLA… 7 years later, Franck and CHIBO meet again: the bonobo seems shy, hesitating but then starts interacting with Franck as he probably recognises the person who saved his life…

Posted by Les Amis de JACK on Sunday, 17 September 2017

Franck had to fly to Kinshasa for a few days and was lucky to stay with Claudine André, her family, her sanctuary and the bonobos… It’s always ‘revitalising’ to be with our bonobo family!!!

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11 years that Maman Angeline is taking good care of J.A.C.K. orphans. Thank you, Angeline, for loving THEM so much!

 

11 ans que Maman Angeline s'occupe à merveille des orphelins de J.A.C.K. ! Merci de LES aimer autant, Angeline!!——11 years that Maman Angeline is taking good care of J.A.C.K. orphans. Thank you, Angeline, for loving THEM so much!

Posted by Les Amis de JACK on Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pro Wildlife is a German organisation which, since 1999, defends several wildlife causes (elephants, bears, apes, rhinos, wales, etc) through NGO’s working all over the world.

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Today, Pro Wildlife decided to help J.A.C.K. 36 chimpanzee orphans and has kindly sponsored Dr Ainare’s journey (flight tickets +all vet supplies) sothat she could work on some of our residents who needed important and/or urgent vet care.

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There indeed were different vet issues at J.A.C.K.  :

(1) Doguy has had eye problems for years (uveitis). Both eyes were sick: the dead one was removed last Monday and the second one needs very particular attention!

(2) Young male PADDA has one testicle and an ultrasound scan had to tell us if the second testicle existed and where it was located. No testicle has been found, so no surgery took place for PADDA;

(3) DIAN needed an implant

(4) Young PASA had his upper mandibula slightly broken and small pieces of bone came out of the upper side of his right canine;

(5) MAYA is regularly going through anemia and weight loss. Dr Ainare wanted to focus on her case!

This morning we sedated young friend TONGO who has had several absceses for the last two months and more updates on him will follow as his case is exceptionnal…

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J.A.C.K., its residents, Franck & I do thank  Pro Wildlife for its priceless support! Without this sponsorship, our sanctuary would not have been able to bring all these veterinary needs to its rescued orphans. Also, J.A.C.K. wishes to thank Dr Ainare for her time, her experience and her determination in helping J.A.C.K. ! You all rock!!

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Last April, 2 great volunteer Friends of J.A.C.K.,  Manon et Lyna, came from Europe to help out during J.A.C.K. 2017 Health Checks. A 3rd person was meant to fly over, Dr Ainare Idoiaga, a Spanish vet but she never rea hed Lubumbashi since she didn’t get her visa to enter our coutry… So, our team made of our DRC vet Dr Jean Claude Binemo, de 2 girls and myself had to work without her and the 2 chimps who urgently needed surgery didn’t get any…

Left to right: Lyna, Vet Jean Claude, Roxane & Manon

After weeks (months????)  of waiting, the Spanish vet  F I N A L  L Y got her DRC visa and the best time for her to fly to J.A.C.K. was in September. On the 2nd more precisely. Yes, she arrived…. yesterday!  And Ainare isn’t the only special guest currently at J.A.C.K : the manager of LWIRO Sanctuary (DRC), Mrs Itsaso, also arrived  yesterday for her 1s visit at J.A.C.K. !!

Left to right: (top) Franck & Christian from LWIRO (below) Sandrine, Ainare, Roxane & Itsaso

Well, now the vet has arrived, it also means serious vet work (and stress for me!) is on the agenda for the coming week : Monday and Tuesday the 2 important surgeries will take place and more important things will have to be done before Ainare’s departure on the 9th . I’ll update then. So far, let’s enjoy the visit of our Spanish Friends…

Talk back soon

Our young friend PUNDU is enjoying some of his favourite treats: first the apple, then the peppr (left hand) and, finally, the courgettes he’s holding with his toes…

MWISHO, the alpha – If I were you, I’d go round and change path as the dominant is hopping mad 😬 !!!

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