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. Yesterday, we explained how he was rescued and how his life was before arriving at our sanctuary.
Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY getting the chance of not becoming blind. Join our fundraiser here: https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo
D Day -8 / DOGUY ADJUSTING TO HIS LIFE AT J.A.C.K.
When DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K., he was not alone. Another baby chimpanzee had been confiscated by DRC Environment officials shortly before DOGUY arrived and we put the young male with ZAMBA, a female chimpanzee.
Together, they discovered life and they understood they could rely on one another.
They spent all their quarantine period together and were introduced to a group of chimpanzees of their age.
ZAMBA is a brave female. She lost sight when we rescued her because she lacked Vitamine A which is essential to keep eyes healthy. Zamba was blind for several weeks and got her sight back thanks to different treatments. Also, ZAMBA has always had a strong personnality and from the early beginning she has been very protective towards DOGUY who didn’t have eye issues at all at that time!
(More about Doguy tomorrow!)