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🍋FRIENDS OF LUBUMBASHI, would you still have some fruit on your trees (papaya, lemons, bananas)???? Don’t forget the chimps of J.A.C.K. !

Thank YOU for THEM!

Tommy is walking around and finally sits next to BF Bapu to groom her

Chimpanzees like to cover their head and shoulders with any type of cloth. Ekolo looked like Casper, the friendly ghost, when he walked with a mesh bag over his head…

Some enrichment tools can sometimes provide our residents with new hair styles. Wimbi decided he’d have a brand new look!!

Many thanks to all of YOU who sent Seki and Tongo positive vibes this morning! We had a long and stressful day for both the chimpanzees and our team. We are extremely lucky all went well: our residents were very calm and Seki even made me a manicure and a special grooming of my hands and arms while waiting for the vet…

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We psent most of the time with Seki since one tooth had to be removed: for several months, the gum had created like a bubble of skin in his mouth thus hiding a sick and broken tooth. Our volunteer vet, Dr Binemo, had no other choice than to extract it as it soon was going to provide further pain and… infection!

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Tongo’s case is a bit different: for about a year, this young male has had multiple abcesses in his neck. Last year, his two sick upper central incisives were removed and we thought this was the source of all that trouble.

Unfortunately, 6 months later, more abscesses started and pus samples, after analyse, were said to be ‘sterile’. Today, more samples have been taken and the wound was deeply cleaned. It is more than urgent we find the best treatment for Tongo: these abscesses are painful, makes him scratch them all the time (thus creating more infection!) and Tongo has lost some weight (not sure if there is a link or not?!)…

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Seki and Tongo are now back in their night rooms and will be isolated for a few days for observation. I will keep you updated!

 

 

Cardboard boxes make great enrichment tools as they can keep our residents mind busy for hours!!

Tomorrow, on Friday 10th of August, two of our males, SEKI & TONGO, need to be sedated for a health check.

Since sedations aren’t always positive experiences for our residents, we are asking you to send our two friends all your positive thoughts and prayers for an excellent outcome. Thank YOU for THEM!

 

At J.A.C.K., whatever the species, once an animal is suffering, we rescue it and reintroduce it if possible! This is how we are giving a peaceful life to 9 cats today. All of them were meant to die. Our oldest cat is 19 years old 

Here is a short footage on who we are and about what we do

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