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!





Security and on-site developments thanks to IPPL!

As some of you know already, the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE has been enforcing security at the sanctuary through its support to the two armed National Park Rangers who work day and night at the sanctuary. Their presence is important to the residents and to the personnel of J.A.C.K.: the DRC area where the sanctuary is located is regularly shaken by unrest and it is crucial to keep everyone at J.A.C.K. safe from harm!

This year, in addition to security enforcement, IPPL has also supported the team during the five-month-lockdown and it has also helped to improve the personnel area at the sanctuary.

The team had indeed lived in basic conditions during the five-month-long lockdown and improving the accommodation and the organization of the two personnel buildings at J.A.C.K. was a necessity. This first total isolation experience has showed the importance of a better place to work, to live, to cook, to eat and to rest for all the staff members.

Therefore, on-site developments have been brought to facilitate life: changes in the internal lay-out of the buildings (building lockers, shelves, beds, and tables, electricity installation), improvement of the shower  and construction of a roof to protect the buildings.

Personnel buildings BEFORE

Personnel buildings AFTER and thanks to the support of IPPL

Also, since the personnel area had been totally reshaped and repainted, new paint was brought onto the kitchen where the food of the chimpanzees is prepared.

The personnel of J.A.C.K.  and the residents of the sanctuary are extremely grateful to the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE and its great donors for their endless and valuable support! Thanks to their generosity and trust, very important on-site developments have been possible in the staff area as well as in the kitchen. Since the Covid19 virus is slowly following its propagation, J.A.C.K. sanctuary is now more prepared should a second total lockdown be imposed on its team members.

Thank YOU for the team of J.A.C.K.!


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



Happy Thanksgiving

On this very special day we are thanKful for all the Friends, Donors, Members, Partners and Sponsors who have been and still are on our side. Their Trust and Love have helped J.A.C.K. to achieve great things for its residents !



ELIEZER, baby of lockdown

It’s been a month now that baby ELIEZER joined our team that has been lockdown at our home. ELIEZER indeed is 1 month old today. He gained some weight and, just like his mother, he is doing very well.

Unlike all the members of the team of J.A.C.K. , Eliezer’s parents were confined at our house on April 1st. Gracia, his mother, was pregnant and all her medical expenses (regular check ups, delivery & hospialization) were covered thanks to the wonderful generosity of two great friends, Rebecca & Bob.

Gracia has been very lucky to give birth in a “lockdown mode”: the clinic stuck to our lockdown rules (personal room & bathroom, no visits except the doctors’ and mine) and we knew Mama and baby were in good hands!

Delivery was long and painful. During her stay, Gracia was spoilt by the nurses who I thank again from the deepest of my heart as they did a very good job!!!

Today, we are all happy that Eliezer is healthy and growing well. He has a big brother, Elvie (6 years old) and a sister, Emmanuella (3).

Many thanks again to Rebecca and Bob for their amazing suport during these very partcular times. Also, thanks again to the Clinic, its kind Managers & team for all that they have done for Gracia & her baby.


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!

J.A.C.K. LOCKDOWN – more drawings!

So happy to receive all these great encouraging drawings!

Many thanks to all these young artists!!

J.A.C.K. LOCKDOWN – wonderful encouraging drawings

Kids between 5 to 12 sent encouraging drawings to our keepers. What a beautiful initiative! So happy for our staff!