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Today, our volunteer Julie is preparing a nice surprise to our chimps!

It is important for our chimpanzees to receive enrichments, which allows them daily to have fun and make discoveries.

Thank you Julie, they will LOVE IT !

Nothing better than being able to watch our residents share a good meal together!

With this group picture, J.A.C.K. wishes you a great Wednesday!

For the more curious, here is a small summary of his history…

This young male was called “SEC” and as he was too old to change his first name completely, we made it “SEKI”.

One day, a young expatriate lady came to the project, explaining that she had a baby chimpanzee. Little Seki was no longer a chimp like the others and had become the child of the house. He ate pizzas, sweets, went to the fridge and in the cupboards and watched TV…

“SEC” had his little habits of a spoiled child since he was the only child in the house. After a year of hesitation, the mistress finally decided to give him back to the authorities and then to the project since she realized that he was becoming more and more powerful and that his real place was among its pairs and not in her living room…

So Seki arrived at J.A.C.K., adorable, relentless tenderness, he had to relearn by himself to become a chimpanzee! From the start of his arrival at the sanctuary, we did our best.

Today, J.A.C.K. succeeded , Seki is a beautiful chimpanzee and he’s well in his group and with his family, fully integrated.

Oh, before I finish: SEKI has two physical features: 1 / it has large drooping ears (which makes it recognizable from a distance and 2 / it has the phalanx of the index finger of the right hand severed. No doubt was he caught in a trap …

For more information concerning the sponsorship of our chimps and their stories … it’s here => https://jackchimp.yolasite.com/support-a-chimp.php

ENJOY YOUR MEAL SEKI !

 

Vitamin C cure!

Thank you to the generous donors for allowing us to offer our chimps these wonderful oranges.

What a good start for the new year !

Every donation matters 💚 thank you for them!

 The whole team and all the chimpanzees of J.A.C.K. want to thank you for the trust and kindness you give them throughout the year 💖

Happiness, Peace and Success are built every day. So let’s start putting all chances on our side.

We wish you all the best !

Happy New Year 2020!

Thanks to the precious support of our donors we managed to offer our team new boots for Christmas! A very appreciated gift especially during this rainy season!

Thank you again to all the Friends who follow us and who help us – every single donation means a lot to all of us at J.A.C.K.!

🎄 HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all the Friends of J.A.C.K who follow and help us. Your Trust and Love make us accomplish great things in this forgotte part of the world.

THANK YOU for THEM💚

Every year, health checks take place at J.A.C.K. All the residents of the sanctuary are sedated, blood is drawn, fecal and urine samples are taken (if possible), chimps are weighed, their limbs are measured,etc. Health checks are long moments of stress for the chimps AND for the team as each step of sedation must be made carefully!

This year, J.A.C.K. decided to ask for some assistance. The chimps are getting tall, heavy and it is always interesting to share this experience with friends longing to attend the event! This is how 3 European friends came to help out (2 vets + 1 ethologist). Also,  J.A.C.K. had the chance to welcome Dr Calvi  (Chimfunshi Wildlife orpahange – Zambia) to guide our vet, Dr christian, through the different health check procedures.

Another vet, Dr Theo, was invited to attend the health checks: J.A.C.K regurlarly gives the opportunity to local vets to assist Dr Christian sothat they can gain experience with great apes.

 

Of course, J.A.C.K. team of keepers was very helpful too! They all helped to transfer the sedat individuals to and from the clinic, they stayed next to them until the woke up completely and all the keepers had their routine still going on for the residents who were not darted that day… All the logistic part of the event was run by Papa Ngoy, our head keeper, and by Roxan, co-fonder of the sanctury.

Every person involved had his/her own schedule so that each sedation takes place in the best way; the whole team worked in harmony.

After several days of hard work, the first results of the analyses came out and most of them were good. A few issues such as anemia and urine infection had to be dealt with, which was done immediately by J.A.C.K. vet, Dr Christian.

Once all the sedations were finished, the volunteer assistants flew back home and life got back to normal at the sanctuary.

Many thanks to these volunteers and to the team of JA.C.K. for their interest, love and professionalism.

 

Many, many thanks to the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE  who offered the needed hypodermic equipment (darts and needles) for this particular event. And, also, J.A.C.K. is grateful to the MINNESOTA UNIVERSITY for its sponsorship regarding some analyses that were carried out and regarding Dr Calvi’s journey and stay in the DRCongo.

Finally, we wish to thank all the Friends of J.A.C.K. sponsoring its residents. Any contribution goes straight to the care and the well being of the sponsored chimpanzees!!

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR THEM!

 

Dear Friends of J.A.C.K.

Thank YOU again so much for your support of J.A.C.K. in our efforts to raise funds for a water system at our sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees in the DR Congo.

Great news: WE DID IT!!

Thanks to YOU, we have received enough donations to launch this amazing water project!

In a massive global effort, we received gifts from Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Argentina, French Guyana, Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Luxemburg, South Africa and DR Congo.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this exciting project, which will tremendously help our team and which will also make our day-to-day efforts of caring for our beautiful orphaned chimps so much easier.

YOU have made a miracle come TRUE!

Thank YOU,

J.A.C.K , its Team and furry residents

 

 

 

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