J.A.C.K. – Who are we?
J.A.C.K. – Who are we?

J.A.C.K. – Who are we?

Chimpanzees are found mainly in the rainforests of Africa. Unfortunately, their population is on the decline due to the continual illegal trade and poaching. Chimpanzees are soon to become extinct if awareness is not advocated to stop the trade.


Chimp Forest

J.A.C.K. – Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (Young Confiscated Animals in Katanga) is located in Lubumbashi, South DRC. Founded in April 2006 by us, J.A.C.K. is a Refuge Centre for orphan chimpanzee babies confiscated by Ministry of Environment.

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Us: Franck & Roxane

Today, 14 babies chimpanzees have been rescued. J.A.C.K also works with the Congolese National Parks (ICCN) for the eventual reintroduction of the orphans to the wild.



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  1. Hi everyone!
    Thanks a lot for all your messages and encouragements! Franck and I will do our best to give as much information as possible. This species is very precious and what is happening here is a real catastrophy.
    Dipesh, our refuge center is based at Lubumbashi Zoo which is located in the city center. You can’t miss it.It’ll be a pleasure to meet your friend and to show him what we do

  2. cathy-california

    Could you possibly tell us about the one chimp we heard about ~6-8 weeks ago? Are you anywhere near the fighting? Stay safe and thank you for safeguarding these special babies.


    Oh, these babies are so very precious. What a crime their mothers have been killed. Thanks so much for rescuing them. Last week on CNN there was a story on chimps outsmarting college students on memory tests which they did on a computer! I simply can’t bear to think we may soon lose them…God bless you on all you do

  4. Christine C.

    O my goodness…could Chita be any cuter…and the blog pic of all the baies with bottles…precious! Thank you for all of the good work you do…I look forward to following your blog…please post lots of pics!!

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