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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 !

Thanks to the precious support of our donors we managed to offer our team new boots for Christmas! A very appreciated gift especially during this rainy season!

Thank you again to all the Friends who follow us and who help us – every single donation means a lot to all of us at J.A.C.K.!

🎄 HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all the Friends of J.A.C.K who follow and help us. Your Trust and Love make us accomplish great things in this forgotte part of the world.

THANK YOU for THEM💚

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!

 

🍊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!

The construction of our veterinary clinic is progressing very well!

Today, the power system, the ceiling, the windows are fixed and so is half of the plumbing. Most of the tiles have been set. Outside the clinic the walls have been plastered and a huge concrete topping was built. We still need to paint the walls & the night rooms and to place the lights.

We have already talked about the kind 2018 contributions of different partners ( Columbus Zoodu Zoo de La Palmyre and  Pro Wildife ) and this time we are happy to announce the wonderful support of two other sponsors who have helped us previously : the French Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AFVPZ) and 1620 Capital.

When starting the first steps of last year’s vet clinic project, we introduced the  ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES VÉTÉRINAIRES DES PARCS ZOOLOGIQUES (AFVPZ) which is an association  of  zoo veterinarians from many French speaking countries. They all work together for a same goal: the welfare of animals living in zoos.

In a recent post, we also mentioned an Australian company,  1620 Capital, which has sponsored actions in Perth to raise awareness about J.A.C.K. and its rescued orphans. In addition to this, earlier this year, 1620 Capital  offered medication to our chimpanzees.

Many, many thanks to the team of the AFVPZ , to Mr Jason Brewer and to 1620 Capital for their wish to be part of this huge building project. It is a privilege to work with all of you! Your valuable support is really appreciated and is helping J.A.C.K. more than you can imagine!

Thank YOU for THEM! 

Last year, thanks to the amazing support of its partners and sponsors, J.A.C.K. launched the so awaited building of its small veterinary clinic.

This year, more has to be done to finish the works : the complete electrical system must be fixed, water pipes must be added, walls painted, windows, tiles  and ceiling installed. Also, the sanctuary would love to purchase the basic equipment for its laboratory, but it all depends on the donations collected/received.

Today, we  can say that some works of Phase 2 have started and that our team of artisans (bricklayer, painter, electrician, plumber & welder) is now back on the building site !

A few days ago, we talked about the contribution of the Columbus Zoo in this project. This time, J.A.C.K. is very happy to announce that the German wildlife organisation,  PRO WILDLIFE,  has again accepted to support our DCR sanctuary!

 

Last year, and thanks to Pro Wildlife’s precious help, (1) young chimpanzee male Doguy had an eye surgery  and (2) funds to cover food supplies were donated too. Our German Friends and their supporters have been of great help – many, many, many thanks again to all for their interest in our action!

As mentioned above, Phase 2 has been launched recently : trenches were dug to put electrical cables, the whole electricity system is being fixed and  walls were coated. No works are on the agenda and we will keep you updated!!!

J.A.C.K. is extremely excited to see the works starting again and is more than impatient to see the final result!

Dear Christine, Sandra and all the team members and donors of Pro Wildlife, thank YOU all so much for your trust and for your wish to provide our rescued furry friends with the best living conditions!

Without YOU, J.A.C.K. wouldn’t be able to give THEM all what THEY need!

Thank YOU for THEM!

As previously mentionned on social media, Mathilde & Sébastien, two great friends of J.A.C.K., decided they would again, in 2018, support the chimpanzees of the DRC Sanctuary.

They indeed attended both the flea market that was organised in their village on May the 8th. Mathilde and Sébastien were lucky as it was a bright sunny day with mild temperatures! Visitors popped up and our two friends managed to sell items for about 70USD.

J.A.C.K. and its residents are extremely grateful for the support Mathilde and Sébastien bring yearly. They both take of take their time to spend a whole day on spreading awareness and on collecting funds for the  orphan chimpanzees of J.A.C.K. –  this is simply  A M A Z I N G !!!

Thank YOU so much for THEM!

Robyn is an Australian teenager who did some volunteer work at the sanctuary a few months ago. Passionate about wildlife and primates, she flew back home with many great souvenirs in her mind and with the determination of doing her best to support her new furry friends!

This is how, despite all the work she had at school, Robyn managed to organise a fundraiser in Perth, the city where she lives! Thanks to her father, Jason, who is working for 1620 CAPITAL in the DRCongo, Robyn managed to insert J.A.C.K. Sanctuary in the flyer of a famous football event that took place in Perth on March 25th. Yes,  our Congolese Sanctuary indeed shared a whole page in the GLORY DAYS OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME with the Perth football team, PERTH GLORY, as both are being supported by 1620 CAPITAL!

A wonderful idea which enabled Robyn to spread awareness on great apes and J.A.C.K. during an important event and which helped her fundraise 500USD for her chimpanzee friends!

Dear Robyn, thank YOU so much for all that you do for LUNA and the other residents of J.A.C.K. Your Love and Help are greatly appreciated and represent a lot tho THEM!

Also, many, many thanks to Jason and to 1620 CAPITAL for their wonderful support and interest in our action!  Your aid helps J.A.C.K. provide its rescued oprhans with he best care!

Thank YOU all for THEM!

 

Throughout  year 2017, and thanks to a good friend of J.A.C.K., Patrick Pools, our sanctuary took part in a competition named “We love your project”. This event is organised every year by EDF Luminus,  an energy producer in Belgium, which offers the chance to its employees to put forward the charity they work in as volunteers. Since Patrick grew up in the DRC and had helped J.A.C.K. in finding funds, he wanted to introduce J.A.C.K. to his colleagues and friends through this annual ‘We love your Project” event.

The competition started early 2017 and ended in November 2017. Patrick was J.A.C.K.’s representative and did his utmost to make our chimpanzees win the second price of the competition!

Yes, thanks to Patrick’s determination and the kindness of his colleagues who voted for him, our sanctuary won 3000 Euros to buy a generator for its brand new Veterinary Clinic! A wonderful present, isn’t it???

Today, J.A.C.K. has bought the so awaited generator which will help in the Vet Clinic (power failures). Also, because this generator can be used as a welding machine, it will enable J.A.C.K. to continue the further metallic developments at the sanctuary (building facilities, etc.)

Dear Friends of EDF Luminus and dear Patrick, we at J.A.C.K. thank YOU all for this wonderful present!! Know that it will help us a lot!!!

 

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