Since January 2023, five transfers have taken place and a huge number of primates have arrived at J.A.C.K. in 2023 which raised the issue of a lack of space. 40 newly rescued primates had to be accommodated at our Founders’ private home to provide them with the best care.
Due to the different climatic conditions of their places of origin from Lubumbashi (Lubumbashi is actually situated at an altitude of over 1400m and has two seasons: summer during November to April and winter during May to October, it is necessary to build structures adapted to their needs, as well as facilities to keep them warm during the rainy season and winter while freeing up the founders’ private home.
Jacksonville Zoo & Garden’s generous contribution has been of immense support and has included masonry work, welding and some plumbing work.
The building project isn’t finished yet. Our team of artisans will hopefully complete the work in the coming weeks to give newcomers the chance to be housed and cared for in the best possible way at the sanctuary.
The Primate Rehabilitation Center Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K.) and its residents are extremely grateful to the Management of the JACKSONVILLE ZOO, its Team and Donors for their priceless support! Thanks to their generosity and trust.