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TOMMY – It’s getting very hot here. Tommy has just had a cool swim in the pond and is now enjoying a mud bath while chewing  some banana stems

Snakes are all around our sanctuary and we are lucky to have mongooses to help us regulate the snake population. A few days ago, we had the unexpected visit of a green snake. There aren’t many species of green snakes in this part of the world. However, we know about two of them which are very dangerous: the boomslang (Dispholidus typus) and the green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) which are less numerous than the previous one… I believe this one is a boomslang, but I am not sure…

Most of our residents have a dark (black, brown) “white” of the eye and only young female KINA shows us a very unusual gaze

SHASA is the dominant female of our main group and she enjoys every single moment of being the dominant! Here, she’s being groomed by her friend KINA

The month of October is  the hottest month of the year as it makes the transition between Winter and Summer! Temperatures can be very high; especially in the afternoons!

For our residents, these temperatures are worst because of their thick fur! The night rooms remain open so the chimps can go outside or stay/play inside the facilities where temperatures are cooler. Also, on different places of the open air playgrounds, there are small concrete towers providing fresh and cool water all day round!

WEEK-END ISN’T OVER YET FOR KIMO. It looks like he is going to have one more nap!!

EKOLO is acting like an acrobat while playing with an old sock. His energy and balance impress me!

CONSERVATION OF A SPECIES GOES ALONG WITH EDUCATION. Thanks to our work of spreading awareness in the city of Lubumbashi, no more chimpanzees have been seen on sale/illegaly detained since 2014!


J.A.C.K. is taking care of Eastern chimpanzees. One of their distinct traits is that they have a pale face when they are young and that it darkens when they reach adulthood.

Here is AFRICA in 2009 and in 2018

Luna is a very playful female chimpanzee. She is very clever and always full of misschief! Look at her eyes!

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