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Remember, Bapu is the young female chimpanzee who broke her tibia. Also, after surgery, she had to be kept is a small facility to help heal her bone and to prevent her from standing on her leg…

As scheduled, Bapu was sedated for X-rays to check the healing process and we can say that her tibia has healed well and that she therefore has been moved to a bigger facility where she can play, roll, and swing.

However, our young friend is still not allowed to go on the open air playgrounds. The tibia was fractured close to the ankle and the surgeons couldn’t fix a long pin in this part of the bone This is why they suggested Bapu stayed a bit longer inside …

We will keep you updated as Bapu will soon have the company of some of her friends: it is high time she started to be introduced again in her group!

 

 

 

 

 

There is a huge progress regarding Bapu’s healing process! The wound of her tibia is now totally clean and closed;  we intend to move her soon to a bigger facility.

However, before doing so, we must be sure Bapu’s bone is strong and has healed up properly. Therefore, our young friend will have to be sedated for a X-Ray.

Of course, we will keep you updated!!!

 

UPDATES ON BAPU – Nearly 4 weeks n9w that Bapu was operated. Look at the wound: it is clean and healing well despite the fact Bapu touched it!

Also look at Bapu’s tummy! Since she is not allowed to move much nor to stand, she has put on weight and looks beautiful!!

Soon Bapu will go in a bigger room for total recovery of her leg! She is very patient!! We are very happy for her!

GIVING DAY FOR APES  is now over!

We are extremely happy as, thanks to the great generosity of Friends of J.A.C.K, we will be able to provide HIM with all that he needs to have a healthy eye again!

 

 


IT IS GIVING DAY FOR APES, which means it is the last day to help us save DOGUY’S EYE!

Donate today and give our young resident the chance to be a healthy chimp again!!

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 1 day 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

7/ Eye removal

8/ Doguy, one-eyed chimpanzee

 

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 -1/ Cataract!

Since DOGUY seems to have eye issues often, it was decided to have regular eye check-ups on his remaining left eye.

This is how we discovered last February that DOGUY’s eye was suffering from uveitis, keratitis and cataract. The two first diseases were cured by means of eye drops; DOGUY is ok with getting drops in his eyes!

However, you can’t remove a cataract with eye drops! Qualified eye specialists and appropriate equipment are needed for this type of surgery. Because none of these could be found in the DRC, two South African veterinarians accepted to offer their knowledge and skills to save Doguy’s eye! We hope this #GivingDayForApes campaign will help us collect the funds to prevent Doguy from becoming blind!

 

 

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 2 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

7/ Eye removal

 

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 -2 / Doguy, one-eyed chimpanzee

As mentionned yesterday, DOGUY underwent a huge surgery in September 2017: the removal of his right eye! We are extremely lucky DOGUY is a very easy going chimpanzee and that he didn’t touch his wound and let it heal without any problems.

When he went back into his group, some of his friends immediately noticed something in his face had changed!  .

DOGUY ajusted to his new life very quickly and enjoyed having BF ZAMBA still around! Since then, DOGUY had a normal life again among others of his own kind! We were all very happy for him!

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!)

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 5 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 reamining 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

 

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 -5 / ZAMBA always around

ZAMBA is DOGUY’s best friend. They arrived nearly at the same time at the sanctuary and, since they spent their quarantine period together, they developped strong bonds. ZAMBA has always been like a sister to DOGUY!

Remember, ZAMBA lost sight for nearly 6 weeks when she arrived at J.A.C.K. because of malnutrition and a great lack in Vitamine A! ZAMBA apparently knows what it is to be blind and/or to loose sight and we are convinced this is the reason why she has been taking  so good care of her friend for all these years!!


(more on Doguy’s life tomorrow!)

 

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 reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on and till D-Day (Sept.25) of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event, 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.

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 -7 / BEGINNING OF DOGUY’S DISEASE

Everything started in year 2009: both eyes of DOGUY were partly covered by a small transparent spot.

When contacting different veterinarians and human eye doctors, most of them agreed on the fact DOGUY had probably been stung by red fire ants. At J.A.C.K., these little creatures do appear only once a year and, when they cross the chimps’open  air playgrounds and the night facilities, our residents usually stay away from them as they know how their bites badly hurt.  We don’t really understand how DOGUY actually got stung!

Thanks to some animal training, DOGUY had different eye treatments (eye drops, onguents) … The white transparent spot disasappeared on the left eye, but not on the right one. Luckily, the spot on this eye  hadn’t  grown in size either!! So far, this situation didn’t look unfomfortable to DOGUY.

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