In September, a truck smuggling monkeys from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa was intercepted in Zimbabwe on a route that some investigators believe is commonly used to traffic wildlife before exporting them overseas.
It’s been two long months now that these primates are being looked after by different organisations and people in Zimbabwe.
The Founders of J.A.C.K.congratulate the Wildlife Authorities of Zimbabwe (Zimbbwe Parks and Wildlife) for arresting the culprits and they also thank every single person involved who has brought appropriate care to these victims of the wildlife trade.
To the Founders of J.A.C.K., since these monkeys have originated from the DRC and are endemic to the DRC, their place is to be returned back to their natural origins!
Therefore, along with DRC Wildlife Authorities, J.A.C.K. has been working on their rescue with the aim the rehabilitate them in order to give them a chance to go back to their forests once they are grow older and stronger.
However, since J.A.C.K. is primarily a chimpanzee sanctuary, the Founders of the sanctuary have contacted their international donors and partners to build urgent facilities so as to accomodate these 25 monkeys at best.
In addition to this, a fundraiser has been set up: funds are needed to provide these survivors with decent food and with appropriate vet care . Also, a new keeper must be hired and trained – a person that will take 100% care of them!
Will you be part of this largest primate rescue?
Click on the picture below and see how you can help these 25 orphaned monkeys
Thank YOU again so much for your support of J.A.C.K. in our efforts to raise funds for a water system at our sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees in the DR Congo.
Great news: WE DID IT!!
Thanks to YOU, we have received enough donations to launch this amazing water project!
In a massive global effort, we received gifts from Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Argentina, French Guyana, Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Luxemburg, South Africa and DR Congo.
We will keep you updated on the progress of this exciting project, which will tremendously help our team and which will also make our day-to-day efforts of caring for our beautiful orphaned chimps so much easier.
Please donate today to help us install our own water system! The impact this will have on the sanctuary and our beautiful rescued chimps is huge!
To finish off our countdown, we wanted to share with you a final important (and fun!) reason why we need access to water at the sanctuary…
Yes, they are pretty sweet playing with their frozen ice lollies in the Congo heat!
But this activity has a deeper purpose.
Many of these chimps have experienced the true terror of seeing their family massacred in order for poachers to take them from the wild. On average, 10 adult chimps are killed to obtain just one baby chimp which will be sold as bushmeat or to the exotic pet industry, where they experience further trauma and suffering.
These 33 chimps at J.A.C.K. are safe forever, but represent a much larger scale of horror.
As these orphaned chimps have been rescued from different places across the DR Congo over the past 13 years, play is a really special way that we help them to settle in to their new life with us, to connect with each other, make friends and establish a new family of their own at J.A.C.K.
Please help us to help them! Every dollar counts and means the world to us! Thank you!
🌿 Ngoy, Dr Christian, Isaac, Maman Angéline, Julie, Joël, Jérémie, Alain, Elie et Landry are showing the man reasons why water is so needed at the sanctuary. Help us raise money to install a desperately needed water system at our sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees in the DR Congo! ✨ To support us, visit https://bit.ly/2MlW9LY! 💜 Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, your gift will go such a long way!
💦With just 3 DAYS until GIVING DAY, we present another way we need access to water at the sanctuary- a reason you may not have expected!💦
5. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
As a small NGO, we don’t have the big bucks to spend on major works at the sanctuary. So we support small business run by local Congolese. This means the money goes straight to the families, empowering the people and utilising their skills. Oh, and you guessed it – we need access to water to provide the materials for this important work, such as cement!