Hello dear Friends of J.A.C.K.,
The infant chimps which are now in their brand new facility have recently been introduced to their ant-hill.
Yes, an ant-hill has been built in their open air enclosure and small pots full of honey were set some days ago to teach them how to enter a stick in small holes and get the treat.
I know, it should be ants or even termites, but this will be another step as most of the infants are scared of insects!
We have already 3 experts in fishing:
– Maïka who puts both her hand AND the stick completely in the biggest hole!!! (easier like this, isn’t it Maïka???)
– and baby Pundu!
The other chimpanzees simply admire their skills and sometimes wait untill the stick is out of the anthill to grab it and steal it!
Kimo has developped its own personal technique: as he can’t easily put the stick in the hole and get the treat, he simply eats…. the stick!
Remember, all these infant chimpanzees have been taken away very early from their mums/family which by now should have been training them ant fishing, nut breaking, threats and dangers and things of life.
The J.A.C.K. team has to train these orphans so as to make them ready to go back to the wild. It is an important – and not an EASY ! – step for our team because we all have become their « mums » and we need to make them strong enough to face the wild…
Also, therefore, don’t forget that JA.C.K. needs your aid to achieve its goals. The DRC is a very tough country and your love, attention and passion are really appreciated!
Thank You all,