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There is a huge progress regarding Bapu’s healing process! The wound of her tibia is now totally clean and closed;  we intend to move her soon to a bigger facility.

However, before doing so, we must be sure Bapu’s bone is strong and has healed up properly. Therefore, our young friend will have to be sedated for a X-Ray.

Of course, we will keep you updated!!!

 

I could watch them play for hours!!!

It is the most appropriate time for MAÏKA & #chimp friends to enjoy home made fruit ice cubes!!

Mata had great fun in the pool with Rosie and this is why his haircut looked so wet and nice!

 

What do you think MATA did to have such awesome haircut??

For several years, J.A.C.K. has had he wonderful support of the BRIGITTE BARDOT FOUNDATION and its trust has made valuable developments to improve the life of J.A.C.K.’s captive residents.

This year, the French Foundation has accepted to launch a new development project which aims to enforce the security of open air playgrounds. The hairy residents of J.A.C.K. are now indeed turning into big and powerful adults; security is an important factor also especially because the sanctuary is located in the city of Lubumbashi!

The main group of chimpanzees has an open air facility surrounded by 3 meter-high walls and 3 lines of electrical wires . To the founders of J.A.C.K., this is not enough and therefore, unlike other ape sanctuaries, they opted to fix metallic shields on top of the walls to prevent any chimp escape!

The works started weeks ago and security shields have been set on part of the play ground. It is J.A.C.K.’s welder, George, who is carrying out all the works and we are extremely grateful for his patience, his professionalism and meticulous work!

This is how George proceeded:

* First, George cut metallic sheets

* Once welded together, the sheets were bent thanks to a machine George built himself!

* Then, Georges welded the metallic supports to keep the sheets bent

And finally the shields were fixed on strong poles and a metallic structure on top of the walls of the playground

So far, the works are not finished and we will keep you updated on the progress of the this wonderful project!

Many thanks again to Mrs Elodie, to Mrs Virginie and to all the great team of the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for their trust and wish to help! The residents of J.A.C.K. are lucky to be in their hearts!!!

Before ending, we also would like to thank a colleague, Mrs Itsaso Véles del Burgo from CPRL ,who gave us some precious advice on the construction of the metallic shields. 

Our sanctuary always tries to reuse every day items to modify them in enrichment tools. This is how the idea came up to fill up old socks with some dry food (cereals, pop corn, dry fruits, peanuts, etc) the chimps love!

Tody, we filmed JAC and you will see that he doesn’t care about opening the knot on  top of the sock : he rather bites the sock open to get the treats…

Our hairy friends are extremely delighted as tomato season has just started and they love this special treat!!!

TOMMY – It’s getting very hot here. Tommy has just had a cool swim in the pond and is now enjoying a mud bath while chewing  some banana stems

Snakes are all around our sanctuary and we are lucky to have mongooses to help us regulate the snake population. A few days ago, we had the unexpected visit of a green snake. There aren’t many species of green snakes in this part of the world. However, we know about two of them which are very dangerous: the boomslang (Dispholidus typus) and the green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) which are less numerous than the previous one… I believe this one is a boomslang, but I am not sure…

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