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We are very happy the J.A.C.K. sanctuary can again count on the wonderful support of the Zoo of La Palmyre.

It has now been 11 years that this sponsor helps the Congolese sanctuary. And thanks to its grant, J.A.C.K. has been able to develop the complex so as to improve the captive conditions of the rescued chimpanzees.

This year, the grant of the French Zoo will finally end a project that started 3 years ago. Since the residents are getting bigger and stronger, their facilities must be adapted to their strength and growth. Therefore, the 3 open air playgrounds have had their security improved by means of huge metallic “shields” placed on top of the electrical fences.

The welder launched the final stage of this huge security project earlier this year but had to stop all the works due to the pandemic. The sanctuary was indeed put on lockdown on the 2nd of April and no one was allowed to enter the complex except the Founders of J.A.C.K. The last security”shields” were built just before lockdown and remained in the middle of the forest…

Today, even if the Corona virus is still around the sanctuary, the lockdown has been lifted and our team of artisans could start working again by following a strict sanitary protocol that has been implemented by the Founders. The sanctuary is still closed to visitors. Only the staff and the artisans are allowed to enter. All of them have to stick to the sanitary measures imposed by the sanctuary. The welder will soon finish the works…



🌿MAÏKA ready to start a new week

😢 Our big male Coco  kept under observation since he has a lesion on his left eye… keep HIM in your thoughts


Our team is making so many sacrifices to protect our residents against the virus and we really thank THEM for their hard work!

So grateful security is maintained at the sanctuary thanks to the great work of Rangers John and Mwema. They both work day and night to keep our residents as well as our team safe from harm; remember, J.A.C.K. already went through two arsons one of which killed two innocnt chimpanzee orphans…

Thank YOU, Rangers Mwema & John, for your Love and dedication!


At JACK chimpanzees consume on average 80-90kg of fruit and vegetables per day. Part of the job of the keepers is therefore to sort, clean and prepare all these fresh products

“Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived”
Anthony William Douglas

🐵ALPHA GROOMING ONE OF HIS FAVOURITES – Dominant Tika is enjoying some good time whith girlfriend Africa💚

😊Spoiling the kids of our team staying at our home is one of our priorities during these tough times …

Remember, for this lockdown period, two staff members of J.A.C.K. and their families have been acomodated at our private home. One of Mama Angeline’s son, Quentin, has just had his 10th Birthday and, even if we are all locked down, we has to organise a birthday cake & presents for thi precious little boy!



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