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Afternoon temperatures are now getting higher and our young friend TOMMY is quenching his thirst


Mata is the youngest orphan we have at J.A.C.K. He is now turninginto aheavy big boy but still loves to be carried on the back of his friends!

Vida seems to still have great fun despite burst ball!!


Recycled plastic bottles are great enrichment tools. We fill them with treats our residents love and, once the bottles are empty, the chimps love to put water in them to drink or to … play!

Chimpanzees like to cover their head and shoulders with any type of cloth. Ekolo looked like Casper, the friendly ghost, when he walked with a mesh bag over his head…

Cardboard boxes make great enrichment tools as they can keep our residents mind busy for hours!!

Many riots and gun shots this morning as demonstrators marching for the previous Governor of the province were stopped by the army and the police… Because of the insecurity, all our residents were kept in their night facilities and the keepers remained next to them as to calm them down. Our chimpanzees get very scared and nervous when there are shootings since it reminds them of the day their group was attacked and killed by poachers; the day they lost their families, their mother, their forest…

In the early afternoon, when situation had come back to “normal” in town, the keepers opened the gates and the chimpanzees were enjoying their routine… We were all extremely happy to see them all interacting normaly without any signs of stress.

Kimo seems to prefer his lunch when his food is soaked in water


Little Mata is a great carrot eater!

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