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GIVING DAY FOR APES – 5 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

4/Doguy a vulnerable chimpanzee

 

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

 https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -5 / ZAMBA always around

ZAMBA is DOGUY’s best friend. They arrived nearly at the same time at the sanctuary and, since they spent their quarantine period together, they developped strong bonds. ZAMBA has always been like a sister to DOGUY!

Remember, ZAMBA lost sight for nearly 6 weeks when she arrived at J.A.C.K. because of malnutrition and a great lack in Vitamine A! ZAMBA apparently knows what it is to be blind and/or to loose sight and we are convinced this is the reason why she has been taking  so good care of her friend for all these years!!


(more on Doguy’s life tomorrow!)

 

Chimps love to carry things on their shoulders and, this time, at lunch time, CHITA rather carried cabbage on his shoulder than eat it!

GIVING DAY FOR APES – 6 days to go!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on  till D-Day  of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event(Sept.25) , we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

3/ Beginning of DOGUY’s disease

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind.

Join our fundraiser here:

 https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -6 / DOGUY,  A VULNERABLE CHIMPANZEE

For about a year, DOGUY’s disease in the right eye didn’t progress  and we were happy to see that, despite this handicap, DOGUY was living a normal chimpanzee life!

Unfortunately, the disease came back  and no treatment helped curing the disease. This eye issue seemed to provide DOGUY with some discomfort which made him become a vulnerable member of the group. His strongest friends  tried to bully him, but DOGUY had his Guardian Angel : ZAMBA!

 

Yes, ZAMBA had been DOGUY’s best friend since his quarantine period and she had been DOGUY’s protector and guide.

 

 

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(more about Doguy’s life tomorrow)

It always makes you feel good to have a hug!

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on and till D-Day (Sept.25) of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event, we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. These are the different topics we have already talked about to introduce DOGUY:

1/ How DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K.

2/ How DOGUY adjusted to his life at J.A.C.K.

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY  the chance of not becoming blind. Join our fundraiser here:   https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -7 / BEGINNING OF DOGUY’S DISEASE

Everything started in year 2009: both eyes of DOGUY were partly covered by a small transparent spot.

When contacting different veterinarians and human eye doctors, most of them agreed on the fact DOGUY had probably been stung by red fire ants. At J.A.C.K., these little creatures do appear only once a year and, when they cross the chimps’open  air playgrounds and the night facilities, our residents usually stay away from them as they know how their bites badly hurt.  We don’t really understand how DOGUY actually got stung!

Thanks to some animal training, DOGUY had different eye treatments (eye drops, onguents) … The white transparent spot disasappeared on the left eye, but not on the right one. Luckily, the spot on this eye  hadn’t  grown in size either!! So far, this situation didn’t look unfomfortable to DOGUY.

DOGUY is our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery (cataract on his reamining eye!).

From the 16th of September on and till D-Day (Sept.25) of the GIVNG DAY FOR APES event, we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues. Yesterday, we explained how he was rescued and how his life was before arriving at our sanctuary.

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY getting the chance of not becoming blind. Join our fundraiser here:   https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

D  Day -8 / DOGUY ADJUSTING  TO  HIS  LIFE  AT  J.A.C.K.

When DOGUY arrived at J.A.C.K., he was not alone. Another baby chimpanzee had been confiscated by DRC Environment officials shortly before DOGUY arrived and we put the young male with ZAMBA, a female chimpanzee.

Together, they discovered life and they understood they could rely on one another.

They spent all their quarantine period together and were introduced to a group of chimpanzees of their age.

ZAMBA is a brave female. She lost sight when we rescued her because she lacked Vitamine A which is essential to keep eyes healthy. Zamba was blind for several weeks and got her sight back thanks to different treatments. Also, ZAMBA has always had a strong personnality and from the early beginning she has been very protective towards DOGUY who didn’t have eye issues at all at that time!

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(More about Doguy tomorrow!)

Bapu is doing fine. Surgery took place more than a week ago and Bapu shows signs of impatience. Her wound is clean but it must be itchy and less painful as Bapu is touching and licking it. We keep our fingers crossed the healing process will keep on going smoothly without any major issue! We do all that we can to change her mind!!

Yesterday we talked about  DOGUY, our one-eyed resident to whom we have dedicated this year’s GIVING DAY FOR APES campaign. Every single donation will help our sanctuary cover the different costs of this important surgery .

From today on and till D-Day (Sept.25) we are going to tell you DOGUY’s story and how he faced eye issues.

Keep in mind that this huge fundraising event will give DOGUY getting the chance of not becoming blind. Join our fundraiser here:   https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

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D  Day -9 / DOGUY’S ARRIVAL AT  J.A.C.K.

DOGUY was rescued on May 11th, 2007.

DOGUY  had been seen on sale on the streets of Lubumbashi by a Congolese GO: Doctor Guy. This young man couldn’t stand seeing the poor animal being mistreated & hurt and decided to buy it!

The baby ape had his hips covered with open and very infected wounds: his torturer had kept the chimp on a long rope and a leather belt which had cut the skin of the orphaned primate.

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After a few weeks, the young chimpanzee was doing a lot better thanks to Doctor Guy!

The GP knew it was wrong to detain an endangered species at home and brought DOGUY  at the Ministry of the Environment to hand him over to J.A.C.K.

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(More about Doguy tomorrow!)

 

 

GIVING DAY FOR APES ( #givingdayforapes ) – September 25th

Every year, J.A.C.K. has the chance to take part in this huge fundraising event and, remember, last year, your generosity enabled our sanctuary to buy enough food for 6 weeks – a miracle that came true especially in a country where even the basic needs are lacking!

This year, J.A.C.K. is dedicating this Giving Day for Apes’ campaign to the surgery of one of its residents: DOGUY, a young male chimpanzee who has had eye issues since he was little. DOGUY is a one-eyed chimpanzee and his eye needs urgent surgery – our young fellow will get blind if we don’t operate on his left eye!

Therefore, every single donation will support this important event! Please, save the date and consider making a donation to save DOGUY’s eye!

Join us on our GIVING DAY FOR APES page to learn more
Thank YOU for DOGUY !!

https://givingdayforapes.mightycause.com/organization/Jack-Congo

JACKY – Bipedalism among chimpazees is far more common than you might expect. They will stand on both legs when their hands are full (the case of JACKY!) or when they need a visual advantage (to look over tall grass or a group of chimps)

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