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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!

 

GROOMING session this morning! Our residents look extremely busy as grooming is an important social behaviour among chimps of the same group… it shows acceptance and respect

Nyko is a young French man passionate on sport and on running more particularly. Also, being a nature and a wildlife lover, he decided to create a charity called “Courir pour les animaux“(running for the animals)  that would collect funds through his running activity to support NGO’s or sanctuaries protecting wildlife.

J.A.C.K. was introduced to Nyko thanks to Christian, a great member of J.A.C.K. who is running too. To help our sanctuary, Nyko offered us a pulse oxymeter.

It is always nice to have this kind of equipment when chimps are sedated as you can monitor oxygen saturation as well as heart beats very easily!

J.A.C.K. and its chimpanzees are extremely grateful to Nyko and his team for this very useful equipment. Thank YOU all so much for THEM!

Intrigued, young Mata is touching the camera to see if something will happen!

 

Due to heavy rains, LUNA & MATA got flu and LUNA had deep respiratory issues. Our vet, Dr Christian, decided to monitor her at night as she wasn’t doing well at all!


Today, both chimps are healthy and back in their group again!!!

KALY & MATA seem to be chatting together. Wondering what they could by “talking” about…

 

Chimps are said to have 4 hands to help them climb trees. In Tommy’s case, the second set of hands is used to hold his treats tightly😂

🍃TOMMY, NALIA & EKOLO have formed a trio since 2010. All our residents result from the bushmeat trade. All are orphaned chimpanzees who have created strong bonds with one another to recover from the horrific trauma they went through. Tommy, Nalia & Ekolo met while in quarantine and have become inseparable since then!

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???

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