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Our sanctuary has been invited in different places in Europe and I am taking the opportunity to bring back to the DRC as many things as possible for our hairy friends!

Since we don’t have many drugs in the DRC and since the ones we can find on the local markets are 4 times more expensive than the ones in Europe, I have created a fundraiser on Internet to collect some funds to buy medication for about 1 year (anibiotics and deworming drugs). Here is the link to our event:  We need about USD 1,125 to purchase the needed items.

Should the French page be an obstacle to you, you can always donate via our “donate” page :

Your support would be really appreciated as every little bit helps in this part of the world!!

Thank YOU for THEM!!





Giving Day for Apes is coming to an end. Maman Angeline, a surrogate mother at J.A.C.K. who has been taking care of DOGUY since he arrived, wanted to share a few words…

🍋FRIENDS OF LUBUMBASHI, would you still have some fruit on your trees (papaya, lemons, bananas)???? Don’t forget the chimps of J.A.C.K. !

Thank YOU for THEM!

Yes, we have some great news for today: thanks to the great kindness of Friends of J.A.C.K., our sanctuary will be able to offer oranges to our furry residents as well as brand new uniforms to our team!

Despite the gloomy atmosphere we have these days due to unrest and economic recession, there will be some Christmas Magic at J.A.C.K. in the coming days! We are all so excited for both the team and the chimps – wonderful surprises are awaiting THEM!

Our Sanctuary wishes to thank the following people who made this Christmas Dream come true: Marie-Odile L, Patti C, Louise & Christine & Kevin,  Eva C, Vanina C, Valérie L, Brigitte S, Tom S, Oliver T et Amy M. Dear Friends, YOU are the Guardian Angels and thanks to your LOVE there will be Magic at J.A.C.K. for Christmas!

Thank YOU for THEM





The Friends who are following us won’t be surprised to read about the coming Christmas fundraiser as, every year, J.A.C.K. wishes to offer its team and residents some Happiness and Joy during these particular times …

Rains have started and so do humidity and colds – two things that chimps don’t like! Therefore, J.A.C.K. wishes to provide its orphans with some juicy oranges . Our chimps simply love this fruit but, because it is imported from Zambia and/or South Africa, J.A.C.K. can’t afford bying these expensive treats…

Also, new uniforms would be great Christmas gifts for our keepers!


This is why we J.A.C.K. launches – again! – an appeal. Living solely on donations, the sanctuary is asking for your support to make this wonderful Christmas project come true!

Please, read more on the link below.🙂

Thank YOU for THEM!

ENRICHMENT is very important for captive chimpanzees as it keeps them busy. At J.A.C.K., we can provide enrichment ONLY if we get enough donations to do so. A crate of oranges cost us about USD 40 and helps us prepare yummy enrichment our chimps A D O R E !!!

#givingdayforapes2 days before D-Day … JOUR J-2!ENRICHMENT is very important for captive chimpanzees as it keeps them busy. At J.A.C.K., we can provide enrichment ONLY if we get enough donations to do so. A crate of oranges cost us about USD 40 and helps us prepare yummy enrichment our chimps A D O R E !!!If you want to offer our orphans daily enrichment, join us on our fundraising page: YOU!——–L'ENRICHISSEMENT est très important pour les chimpanzés gardés en captivité. A J.A.C.K., bien souvent, nous e pouvons de l'enrichissement que quand nous recevons suffisamment de dons. Un carton d'oranges coûte environ 33 Euros et nous aide à préparer des enrichissements délicieux et vitaminés!Si vous voulez offrir de l'enrichissement au quotidien à nos amis, vous pouvez passer par notre site de collecte aux USA ( ou aller sur le site de notre association française 'LES AMIS DE JACK' (!

Posted by Les Amis de JACK on Saturday, 14 October 2017

If you want to offer our orphans daily enrichment, join us on our fundraising page:…/jack-9

Thank YOU!

Please, support Tommy and his friends!

TOMMY had had a pellet gone through his right humerus when his group and family were slaughtered to capture him by poachers. His arm (bone) was terribly infected and amputation was an option to save TOMMY’s life. However, Love, care and Tommy’s will to survive have been stronger than the disease and, today, TOMMY is swinging in the trees just like his friends of his group!

Please, on this special GIVING DAY FOR APE, consider supporting Tommy.

Thank YOU!

J.A.C.K. Sanctuary is a self-funded Congolese NGO created in 2006 by Franck and Roxane Chantereau.

Chimpanzees were being sold and smuggled for the meat trade through their home town of Lubumbashi. The chimpanzees were often locked in cages and boxes with no water or food.

In an effort to stop this illegal trade, Franck and Roxane partnered with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Environmental authorities to enforce the laws protecting endangered wildlife.

J.A.C.K is a sanctuary that provides these legally confiscated chimpanzees with a decent home and with all the love and care they need to recover mentally and physically from the trauma they have endured as a result of the illegal trade.

Because of Frank and Roxane’s commitment to establishing J.A.C.K., today no more chimpanzees are for sale on the streets of Lubumbashi.

However, although J.A.C.K. has been successful in its mission to stop this illegal trade, their is an ongoing need to feed and look after the health of these rescued chimpanzees. This is no simple task. Things aren’t that easy in this part of the world. The DRC is constantly at war or regularly goes through political unrest that makes getting even the basic supplies such as food and medicine a difficult and expensive task.

J.A.C.K relies solely on donations and needs additional support. A small donation of just $5 could ensure a chimp is getting the required care it needs such as nutritional food, medicine and enrichment items.

Please donate to us to help us give these amazing chimpanzees the life they deserve and help us put a stop to the illegal trade of apes to ensure they will be with us for many more years to come.

Thank YOU for THEM!


Many of you who follow us know that our youngest orphans went through a tough flu outbreak last March and that the most vulnerable ones (Mata, Kaly & Luna) had been the most affected and isolatd in warm rooms for more than two weeks!

Today, they are all recovering slowly and we are providing the whole group with syrups (multiviamines).

However, we can feel this isn’t enough and that a balanced diet made of fresh fruit would be more suitable…

This is why we launch this Easter appeal: local economy is crashing due to political instability. Prices are increasing. Fresh fruit is very expensive as most of it (apples, oranges and bananas) is imported from Zambia! In a few words: J.A.C.K. can’t afford buying all these yummy treats for its rescued friends and needs help.

Please, join Mata, Kaly, Luna and their furry friends on following link HERE and offer THEM special treats! They are 38 growing youngsters and diserve some Easter treats too, don’t they???

Thank YOU again and again for THEM !

Yes! Great news!

Remember, earlier this week we shared “JACK Xmas Wish list” and… know that with the kindness of 6 people, J.A.C.K. will be able to offer its team new , strong rubber boots as well as juicy oranges to its residents!

Also, since we have received much more than expected, we will probably offer more oranges to our sick (flu) orphans. I say ‘probably’ as with the current political unrest, we are not sure shops/markets will be open in the coming days.  If we manage to buy everything in the coming days, for sure, our keepers and our hairy kids at J.A.C.K. will be spoiled on Christmas! I’ll have some pictures and will share them with you once social networks will be working again (today, all social media will be cut by DRC Government and maybe we won’t have Internet either !!).

Many many thanks to the following Friends of J.A.C.K who have made this Xmas event possible: Valérie L, Marie-Odile L, Emilie & Philippe, Tania F and her dear parents! You have made the Magic of Christmas come true for J.A.C.K. chimps & team!!!

Thank YOU for THEM!


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