Rescue 25 of primates – works (part 5)

Works continue at J.A.CK. in order to accomodate at best the 25 Congolese monkeys that were smuggled through the Zambian border last September and which were confiscated by the Zimbabwean Wildlife Authorities.Today, these monkeys are still kindly being looked after by a NGO of Zimbabwe partnering with the Zimbabwean Wildlife Aurthorities

Thanks only to the generosity of J.A.C.K. donors, the works can be achieved to make this wonderful project come true! The 4 satellite cages are now completely finished and ready to welcome the monkeys. Also, the kitchen is nearly ready too and so are the two small outside enclosures.

Many, many thanks to the donors who made the building of these facilities possible. They are amazing people with an amazing and passionate heart!

Again, THANK YOU to

Olsen Animal Trust

International Primate Protection League

Fondation Brigitte Bardot

San Diego Zoo

Pro Wildlife

Kansas City Zoo

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Columbus Zoo

Pro Steel

Zoo de La Palmyre

Gaïa Zoo

Espace Zoologique de Saint Martin-la-Plaine

 

 

J.A.C.K. LOCKDOWN/DAY 55 – Thank you, Forgotten Parks Foundation!

Thanks to the great generosity of Forgotten Parks Foundation, each team member of J.A.C.K. was offered one bag of 25kg of mielie meal. Keep in mind our staff has been on lockdown since April 1st to keep the sanctuary and its reidents safe from the Covid-19 virus!

Many thanks also to Mr Robert MUIR, ICCN Provincial Director of Great Katanga as it is thanks to his kindness that our workers were given these wonderful presents! Facial masks have been donated too for each family member of our team…

 

The “24 gute Taten” Project

In 2018, J.A.C.K. had been selected to participate in an Advent Calendar project. The action aimed in selling calendars in the shape of Christmas trees holding 24 little doors  meant to introduce and support 24 different NGO’s.


This huge calendar project is ran by 24 GUTE TATEN  (24 good deeds), a German organisation supporting both humanitarian and environmental projects. 24 gute Taten is a charitable, commited and independent association. It helps people in need and poverty, regardless of nationality, religion, ethnic origin or gender.

The amount of the sponsorship depends on how many calendars were purchased. These are usually sold on Internet but also in schools, companies, and via advertising campains.

J.A.C.K. has been lucky enough to be part of last year’s calendar project thanks to its generous donor, PRO WILDLIFE. The wonderful team of Pro Wildlife indeed kindly helped us do all the paper work and it also introduced us to 24 gute Taten eV. As a result, early 2019, our sanctuary was granted enough money to cover:

* the purchase of some medical equipment for the veterinary clinic

* most of the veterinary fees (medication, analyses, etc)

* the maintenance and the cleaning of structures (kitchen, night rooms, clinic, etc)

This amazing grant supported J.A.C.K. during the 6 first months of year 2019. This unexpected sponsorship was a huge relief since so many things are missing and everything is so costly in this part of the world!

Many, many THANKS to the team and to the donors of 24gute Taten! Your project is stunning!

And a huge THANK YOU also to the great team of Pro Wildlife which guided us through the whole project process!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR THEM!

Bapu kindly supported by BOOZAA

Remember, Bapu is the young female chimpanzee that broke her tibia last September. She underwent surgery twice and had to be isolated in a small cage to prevent her from standing on her leg.

Bapu did well: her bone healed up well and the chimp was very very patient!

Then, when the doctors decided she could go back into her group, Bapu had to be introdced again to her friends. All of them were so happy to see her. If you look at the footage below, it is the first time Bapu goes outside in nearly 7 months and her friends vocalise a lot when she coes to greet them in front of the other night rooms!

Bapu’s case has been a tricky case: it was the first time J.A.C.K. had to deal with a fractured bone! Therefore, the sanctuary and its team has been extremely grateful to BOOZAA for its valuable support!

Yes, last year, the BOOZAA team organised a musical event in Brussels and donated the benefits of it to the Congolese sanctuary. Such great help that totally covered the two surgeries Bapu went through, as well as the different X-rays that had to be done in addition to the blood tests  made to follow Bapu closely during the last 6 months . Without BOOZAA and its precious team, J.A.C.K. wouldn’t have been able to provide young Bapu with the veterinary assistance she needed urgently!!!

Many thanks again to Patricia D, to Gaëtane and all the members of BOOZAA for their wonderful support!

 

The Vet Clinic of J.A.C.K. is built!

We are extremely happy to announce that the wonderful dream of building a Veterinary Clinic at J.A.C.K. has been now been finalised.

This project has been in progress since 2017 and the goal has finally been reached. The result is amazing and we would love to share it with you!

The building consists of different rooms: a small nursery, the theatre, the pharmacy, the laboratory, the necropsy room and the isolation quarters for the chimpanzees.

theatre

 

the laboratory

 

the pharmacy

 

the necropsy room

 

We are now in need of basic equipment such as a scanner, an X-ray machine, operation tables, an oxygen machine, a sterilizer and further items, to render the Clinic even more functional.

In the name of all our hairy residents who will now take profit of this brand new building and be looked after in appropriate conditions, we would like to thank again from the deepest of our hearts all our wonderful sponsors and partners who made this dream come true! This project has been realised only through their trust and wish to provide THEM with the best care!

THANK YOU ALL FOR THEM! 

FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT

 COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM

 ZOO DE LA PALMYRE

 PRO WILDLIFE

EDF LUMINUS

INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE

AMIKAT

 RESERVE AFRICAINE DE SIGEAN

ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE DES VETERINAIRES DES PARCS ZOOLOGIQUES

ROBYN

PRODIMPEX

 JACKSONVILLE ZOO

GIVING DAY FOR APES – Eye removal

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 3 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his remaining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

5/ Zamba always around

6/ Galopping eye disease

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -3 / Eye removal

DOGUY’s right eye disease was incurable. The eye was dead and had to be removed as it could cause further damage to DOGUY’s health.

last year, in September, thanks to the great kindness of PRO WILDLIFE and to the wonderful donors of PASA, J.A.C.K.  managed to collect enough funds for a European vet to come and remove DOGUY’s eye.

DOGUY’s eye surgery went well and the young chimpanzee recovered very quickly from it!

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(more about DOGUY tomorrow!)