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 ON FEBRUARY THE 14th, LOVE will be celebrated!

Offering the sponsorship of a chimp orphan would be a very special present as it would be totaly different from the traditional flowers, jewelry, perfume… Sponsoring a chimpanzee will for sure be unique for your partner and represent great support for the young orphan rescued from the bushmeat trade!

Tommy, Luna, Nalia and their friends are waiting to become dear to your heart
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ARMED RANGERS AT J.A.C.K are important as fighting the trade of endangered species doesn’t always bring you friends! Many thanks to the DRC wildlife authority (ICCN) for giving us Rangers and many thanks to IPPL to help us provide the best to the two Rangers!

Our keepers are used to hide pieces of fruits (vegetables or other festivities) into our day areas !

It looks like Vida found some of these little hidden surprises, and doesn’t hesitate to taste it all in the high grass for more tranquility 😄

Today, our volunteer Julie is preparing a nice surprise to our chimps!

It is important for our chimpanzees to receive enrichments, which allows them daily to have fun and make discoveries.

Thank you Julie, they will LOVE IT !

For the more curious, here is a small summary of his history…

This young male was called “SEC” and as he was too old to change his first name completely, we made it “SEKI”.

One day, a young expatriate lady came to the project, explaining that she had a baby chimpanzee. Little Seki was no longer a chimp like the others and had become the child of the house. He ate pizzas, sweets, went to the fridge and in the cupboards and watched TV…

“SEC” had his little habits of a spoiled child since he was the only child in the house. After a year of hesitation, the mistress finally decided to give him back to the authorities and then to the project since she realized that he was becoming more and more powerful and that his real place was among its pairs and not in her living room…

So Seki arrived at J.A.C.K., adorable, relentless tenderness, he had to relearn by himself to become a chimpanzee! From the start of his arrival at the sanctuary, we did our best.

Today, J.A.C.K. succeeded , Seki is a beautiful chimpanzee and he’s well in his group and with his family, fully integrated.

Oh, before I finish: SEKI has two physical features: 1 / it has large drooping ears (which makes it recognizable from a distance and 2 / it has the phalanx of the index finger of the right hand severed. No doubt was he caught in a trap …

For more information concerning the sponsorship of our chimps and their stories … it’s here => https://jackchimp.yolasite.com/support-a-chimp.php

ENJOY YOUR MEAL SEKI !

 

Every year, health checks take place at J.A.C.K. All the residents of the sanctuary are sedated, blood is drawn, fecal and urine samples are taken (if possible), chimps are weighed, their limbs are measured,etc. Health checks are long moments of stress for the chimps AND for the team as each step of sedation must be made carefully!

This year, J.A.C.K. decided to ask for some assistance. The chimps are getting tall, heavy and it is always interesting to share this experience with friends longing to attend the event! This is how 3 European friends came to help out (2 vets + 1 ethologist). Also,  J.A.C.K. had the chance to welcome Dr Calvi  (Chimfunshi Wildlife orpahange – Zambia) to guide our vet, Dr christian, through the different health check procedures.

Another vet, Dr Theo, was invited to attend the health checks: J.A.C.K regurlarly gives the opportunity to local vets to assist Dr Christian sothat they can gain experience with great apes.

 

Of course, J.A.C.K. team of keepers was very helpful too! They all helped to transfer the sedat individuals to and from the clinic, they stayed next to them until the woke up completely and all the keepers had their routine still going on for the residents who were not darted that day… All the logistic part of the event was run by Papa Ngoy, our head keeper, and by Roxan, co-fonder of the sanctury.

Every person involved had his/her own schedule so that each sedation takes place in the best way; the whole team worked in harmony.

After several days of hard work, the first results of the analyses came out and most of them were good. A few issues such as anemia and urine infection had to be dealt with, which was done immediately by J.A.C.K. vet, Dr Christian.

Once all the sedations were finished, the volunteer assistants flew back home and life got back to normal at the sanctuary.

Many thanks to these volunteers and to the team of JA.C.K. for their interest, love and professionalism.

 

Many, many thanks to the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE  who offered the needed hypodermic equipment (darts and needles) for this particular event. And, also, J.A.C.K. is grateful to the MINNESOTA UNIVERSITY for its sponsorship regarding some analyses that were carried out and regarding Dr Calvi’s journey and stay in the DRCongo.

Finally, we wish to thank all the Friends of J.A.C.K. sponsoring its residents. Any contribution goes straight to the care and the well being of the sponsored chimpanzees!!

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR THEM!

 

🌿 Ngoy, Dr Christian, Isaac, Maman Angéline, Julie, Joël, Jérémie, Alain, Elie et Landry are showing the man reasons why water is so  needed at  the sanctuary. Help us raise money to install a desperately needed water system at our sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees in the DR Congo!
 To support us, visit https://bit.ly/2MlW9LY!
💜 Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, your gift will go such a long way!

🍊EARLY MORNING ENRICHMENT – food is hidden every day on the playgrounds to help our friends keep their #instinct of #forraging

 

🍊WONDERFUL FRUIT bought when driving to the Zambian border to collect urgent medication (again, thank you Chimfunshi people for you help!). About 230 kilos of oranges and 90 of apples were bought thanks to our generous September donors and chimp sponsors! Thank you again, dear Friends! Your LOVE helps us achieve great things for THEM!

We all know that water is essential to life – and running a sanctuary for 33 orphaned chimpanzees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo certainly has its challenges! 

Access to fresh drinking water is a daily obstacle for us, and when the pipes run dry, it severely impacts our efforts and the lives of some very special individuals.

1. HYDRATION – 7 days until Giving Day
At J.A.C.K., we use donated recycled water bottles to safety provide more than 100L of fluids for our rescued chimps every day!
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