Four Paws supports J.A.C.K.

It is was a lot of emotion that we share this post! Things have been very tough here between the pandemic and the insecurity caused by its economic crisis. However, we keep hope and we are convinced miracle exist and it is the case with a brand new partner who kindly accepted to offer its generosity to our orphans…
Yes, our sanctuary has indeed been granted incredible support from FOUR PAWS International to contribute to the food supplies of our residents during these tough times of Covid19. Feeding 34 growing chimpanzees is a daily challenge especially when food is scarce or when prices suddenly increase… Therefore, J.A.C.K., its residents and team are extremely grateful for the wonderful aid of Four Paws!
Many thanks again to FOUR PAWS, its great team and generous donors for their beautiful help!

Unrest!

A long sleepless night! Waiting for the gun shots to stop to drive to the chimps. They are very frightened as all that unrest happened very close to the sanctuary. Hopefully, the night shift and the Ranger watched over the chimps and the complex. So far, everyone is safe…  The chimps remained indoors a bit longer than usual. Once danger was over, our residents could go outside. Team and chimps are fine – Thank you for your encouraging messages!!

 

 

 

 

Coco back in his group

Do you remember? Coco’s right eye had been hurt probably in a fight and he was sedated to have an eye check. He then had to remain isolated from the others to receive appropriate care.

Today, Coco is doing great and it sees his eye problem belongs to the past! He is now back with his friends in his group.

So happy for him!

The Zoo de La Palmyre supports J.A.C.K. in 2020

We are very happy the J.A.C.K. sanctuary can again count on the wonderful support of the Zoo of La Palmyre.

It has now been 11 years that this sponsor helps the Congolese sanctuary. And thanks to its grant, J.A.C.K. has been able to develop the complex so as to improve the captive conditions of the rescued chimpanzees.

This year, the grant of the French Zoo will finally end a project that started 3 years ago. Since the residents are getting bigger and stronger, their facilities must be adapted to their strength and growth. Therefore, the 3 open air playgrounds have had their security improved by means of huge metallic “shields” placed on top of the electrical fences.

The welder launched the final stage of this huge security project earlier this year but had to stop all the works due to the pandemic. The sanctuary was indeed put on lockdown on the 2nd of April and no one was allowed to enter the complex except the Founders of J.A.C.K. The last security”shields” were built just before lockdown and remained in the middle of the forest…

Today, even if the Corona virus is still around the sanctuary, the lockdown has been lifted and our team of artisans could start working again by following a strict sanitary protocol that has been implemented by the Founders. The sanctuary is still closed to visitors. Only the staff and the artisans are allowed to enter. All of them have to stick to the sanitary measures imposed by the sanctuary. The welder will soon finish the works…