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💝 SEKI WAS RESCUED 12 YEARS AGO – he is one of our biggest males of the main group and is always full of energy! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, my boy!

Young chimpanzee MATA has just had his 5th Anniversary at J.A.C.K. time is flying by!

Mata’s anniversary is very imprtant to all of us at the sanctuary since he represents a victory against ape trafficking in the DRC. This young chimpanzee was confiscated 5 years ago and, since then, no other chimpanzees have been seen on the streets f Lubumbashi nor smuggled through the zabian border! Mata s the proof that wildlife trafficking can be stopped and he also represents HOPE to all the other wildlife organisations working daily to stop that illicit business!


COCO IS BLOWING 11 CANDLES TODAY! We rescued him in 2008: he was the pet of high ranking authorities and it took us two years to have him in a group at the sanctuary… Today, Coco is among the “big boys” we take care of at the sanctuary!!

HELLO FROM COCO, one of our 15-year-old males. COCO arrived in 2008 in a very bad mental and physical condition. In two days, on April the 10th, he will blow his 11th Anniversary candle at J.A.C.K – will you wish him a happy Anniversary???

JAK, it’s been 13 long years now we rescued you and that you changed our lives completely… Today you are no longer with us but your memory and your name make us keep our fight in rescuing your species… The moments we spent together will remain forever in our hearts. We miss you so badly…

JAK &TOUZO were 2 orphaned chimpanzees we rescued and who were killed in the 1st arson we went through in 2006. Someone put fire in the night room were the babies were sleeping: 3 managed to escape the flames, 2 died…

*JAK burnt to death in his sleep while TOUZO crossed the flames and left us a few days later because of the heavy burns he had…

These 2 orphans were tragically taken from us and, despite our grief and the insecurity we are facing ith our mission of saving apes, they both gave us more strength to achieve our mission: rescuing chimpanzees.

Today, 12 years after this arson, our pain and sorrow are still deep and hard to bear! I can’t find the words as I really regret they are no longer with us…

JAK &TOUZO, you are both still in our hearts!

=> Read more about this tragedy which represents the early beginning of our story :


7 years today that we rescued little Luna



Yes, the first chimpanzee Franck and I ever rescued was baby JAK and he arrived in our lives on the 6th of April 2006 – 12 years ago!

Today, 12 years later, although JAK was assassinated in this criminal arson of September 5th 2006, this first baby we rescued is still among us. His sad depart made our will to help these creatures stronger. We created our NGO and many other members of JAK species were rescued thanks to J.A.C.K.. Also, the illegal ape trade in our town has been stopped for about 4 years noW as no new chimpanzees can be seen on sale on the streets of Lubumbashi.


If we hadn’t met JAK, our lives wouldn’t be like it is today!

The team had a yummy Birthday cake and some soft drinks on this particular occasion and I felt o happy to see my team so happy and proud of what has been achieved so far! They all are part of the adventure too and Franck and I are grateful for our team’s love and wish to take good care of our rescued friends.

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

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