Welcome, EKOLO
Welcome, EKOLO

Welcome, EKOLO

Dear All,

Most of you who also follow J.A.C.K. on our Facebook page must have heard about a baby chimpanzee seized in Kinshasa and ready to be flown to Lubumbashi.

Well, yes, EKOLO arrived just a few days ago at J.A.C.K. and is now settling in.

Franck opening Ekolo's transfer crate
Franck opening Ekolo's transfer crate

EKOLO was sent to our sanctuary by Lola Ya Bonobo. When confiscating the young primate, people believed this little male was a bonobo… so, when Lola confirmed it was a chimpanzee, they decided to rescue the little one and they organised his transfer just the way we did with Chibo, the bonobo we rescued in Lubumbashi last May and who is now well integrated in a bonobo group at Lola!

crate open, baby surprised to be in a new environment
crate open, baby surprised to be in a new environment

EKOLO is very young (one year and a few months) and is doing well. He loves to be hugged by everyone….

first milk with Franck
first milk with Franck

This little one is said to come from the forests near Kisangani not far from where Tom and Kim were rescued…. slaughter will never end!

first hug
first hug

THANK YOU Claudine, Fanny  and your LOLA team for having given EKOLO the opportunity to join a chimpanzee group. THANK YOU also to the DRC authorities who helped organising this transfer. And THANK YOU again HEWA BORA for your free participation in this rescue operation.

Ekolo, 36th orphan chimp at J.A.C.K
Ekolo, 36th orphan chimp at J.A.C.K

Don’t worry baby Ekolo, we are going to take good care of you and you’ll meet some little chimp friends very very soon! I promise you!!!

welcome to J.A.C.K. , EKOLO!
welcome to J.A.C.K. , EKOLO!

Roxane/J.A.C.K.

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  3. Thank you all! Yes, we work hard to give these orphans the best!
    Kathie, the flight between Kinshasa and Lubumbashi takes 2 hours. So Ekolo had quite a long journey because all formalities had to be done before and after the flight… Although anxious, Ekolo has been very patient and calm. He was very happy to come out of the crate and hugged Franck immediately!

  4. Bienvenue au petit Ekolo!
    Il a l’air si petit…
    Je trouve formidable qu’il y ait un travail commun entre les différents sanctuaires et que chacun puisse venir en aide aux grands-singes sans distinction d’espèces!
    Il trouvera à J.A.C.K une nouvelle famille et l’opportunité de retrouver un jour les forêts congolaises!
    Bravo à tous!

  5. Kathy Haydel

    Those are some nice pictures of EKOLO. he is so adorable. How far was he transported in the wooden crate? Was he not afraid being in there. It is sad that the mothers are being killed.

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