Thank YOU all for the amazing support in 2020

Year 2020 was a year full of surprises and of great challenges!

We at J.A.C.K. have been lucky to have the incredible support of wonderful people and institutions!

Thank YOU all again for your help! We wouldn’t have been able to provide our team and our residents with all the beautiful care in these tough times of the pandemic. Nor would we have been able to achieve all the superb on-site developments for the team, the chimpanzees and for the monkeys that are coming from Zimbabwe!

We have no words to express how thankful we are as to say ‘thank you’ isn’t strong enough compared to the feeling of gratitude we have towards your generosity… It was great working with all of YOU in 2020 and we hope we will still work with all of YOU in 2021…

Thank YOU all for THEM!





Four Paws supports J.A.C.K.

It is was a lot of emotion that we share this post! Things have been very tough here between the pandemic and the insecurity caused by its economic crisis. However, we keep hope and we are convinced miracle exist and it is the case with a brand new partner who kindly accepted to offer its generosity to our orphans…
Yes, our sanctuary has indeed been granted incredible support from FOUR PAWS International to contribute to the food supplies of our residents during these tough times of Covid19. Feeding 34 growing chimpanzees is a daily challenge especially when food is scarce or when prices suddenly increase… Therefore, J.A.C.K., its residents and team are extremely grateful for the wonderful aid of Four Paws!
Many thanks again to FOUR PAWS, its great team and generous donors for their beautiful help!

The Zoo de La Palmyre supports J.A.C.K. in 2020

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…



PRO WILDLIFE is helping J.A.C.K.

WE are very blessed to have our residents supported by PRO WILDLIFE!

It has been 3 years now that our sanctuary has been kindly supported by this German wildlife organisation and, this year, its support is more than welcome since the pandemic is striking over here too and J.A.C.K. is facing tough times. Feeding the rescued chimpanzees and providing them with the best care is sometimes a real challenge!!

Many thanks again to PRO WILDLIFE, its Managers, its team and great Donors for their priceless support!

IPPL – 10 years of support to J.A.C.K.!

Yes, today, it’s been 10 years that Dr Mc Greal, her Team and her incredible IPPL Donors have been supporting J.A.C.K. in the Democratic Republic of the Congo!

Amazing achievements have been accomplished thanks to the Love and Trust of the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE (IPPL) and its commitment has always aimed in improving the well being of the orphan residents rescued by the Congolese NGO. IPPL has

  • contributed to the building of night rooms, an education centre and a vet clinic;

  • been providing day and night security at the sanctuary by sponsoring armed Rangers;

  • helped in the first steps of building the volunteer camp at the sanctuary;

  • participated in the installation of power and of part of the plumbing system at J.A.C.K. (the sanctuary stayed 10 years without elecrticity!);

  • improved night facilities (building nests & tunnels for chimps) and open air playgrounds (jungle gyms);

  • participated in annual health checks of chimpanzees;

  • ensured the purchase of some food supplies for the chimpanzees;

  • enhanced security of open air playgrounds (huge metallic “shields” on top of fences);

  • and, most recently, has supported¬† to the locked down personnel & their families during the Covid19 pandemic.

Also, J.A.C.K. has had the priviledge to be introduced in some of the Newsletters of IPPL. An article has been indeed published in the most recent Newsletter that you can read here =>

In the name of its 34 chimpanzee residents, J.A.C.K. sanctuary would like to thank Dr Mc Greal for all the Love and Care she has provided to THEM for the last 10 years. Her IPPL Team and incredible Donors have made dreams come true several times at our little Congolese sanctuary and saying “thaNk You” is very weak compared to the gratefulness we have at J.A.C.K.

Thank YOU all for THEM!