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Taken from the forest by greedy poachers, these young creatures have seen their mum and their family being slaughtered for bushmeat. They were captured along with other young primates like them who probably didn’t make it and died because of sadnness and despair…
At J.A.C.K. our aim is to give orphan chimpanzees a second chance to live in a group. All our boarders were legally seized by DRC authorities from traders. J.A.C.K. doesn’t buy chimpanzees, nor bushbabies, nor any other kind of wildlife. To pay for wildlife means you are part of the trade. To buy a chimp means you participated in the slaughter of the whole group!
All our groups are made of youngsters. There are no adult chimpanzees at J.A.C.K. So, the rescued chimps we have at the sanctuary don’t have elder ones to teach them how to be « a chimpanzee » and all of them do behave according to the few memories they have from their past….None of our boarders are related. They all come from different places of the DRC and therefore, it is always a pleasure to see them interacting and sharing feelings. Some of the infants living at our sanctuary are very close to one another and some have become very best FRIENDS!
See by yourself:
- Ekolo & Nalia
- Dian & Santa
- Kina, Maya & Jacky
- Doguy & Zamba
- hug train led by Santa
We at J.A.C.K. are extremely happy we can give them all something like a social life. Of course, it isn’t the same as if they had been with their family in the forest, but at least, after all that trauma, they have found Love and Trust….