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The construction of our veterinary clinic is progressing very well!

Today, the power system, the ceiling, the windows are fixed and so is half of the plumbing. Most of the tiles have been set. Outside the clinic the walls have been plastered and a huge concrete topping was built. We still need to paint the walls & the night rooms and to place the lights.

We have already talked about the kind 2018 contributions of different partners ( Columbus Zoodu Zoo de La Palmyre and  Pro Wildife ) and this time we are happy to announce the wonderful support of two other sponsors who have helped us previously : the French Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AFVPZ) and 1620 Capital.

When starting the first steps of last year’s vet clinic project, we introduced the  ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES VÉTÉRINAIRES DES PARCS ZOOLOGIQUES (AFVPZ) which is an association  of  zoo veterinarians from many French speaking countries. They all work together for a same goal: the welfare of animals living in zoos.

In a recent post, we also mentioned an Australian company,  1620 Capital, which has sponsored actions in Perth to raise awareness about J.A.C.K. and its rescued orphans. In addition to this, earlier this year, 1620 Capital  offered medication to our chimpanzees.

Many, many thanks to the team of the AFVPZ , to Mr Jason Brewer and to 1620 Capital for their wish to be part of this huge building project. It is a privilege to work with all of you! Your valuable support is really appreciated and is helping J.A.C.K. more than you can imagine!

Thank YOU for THEM! 

Last year, thanks to the amazing support of its partners and sponsors, J.A.C.K. launched the so awaited building of its small veterinary clinic.

This year, more has to be done to finish the works : the complete electrical system must be fixed, water pipes must be added, walls painted, windows, tiles  and ceiling installed. Also, the sanctuary would love to purchase the basic equipment for its laboratory, but it all depends on the donations collected/received.

Today, we  can say that some works of Phase 2 have started and that our team of artisans (bricklayer, painter, electrician, plumber & welder) is now back on the building site !

A few days ago, we talked about the contribution of the Columbus Zoo in this project. This time, J.A.C.K. is very happy to announce that the German wildlife organisation,  PRO WILDLIFE,  has again accepted to support our DCR sanctuary!


Last year, and thanks to Pro Wildlife’s precious help, (1) young chimpanzee male Doguy had an eye surgery  and (2) funds to cover food supplies were donated too. Our German Friends and their supporters have been of great help – many, many, many thanks again to all for their interest in our action!

As mentioned above, Phase 2 has been launched recently : trenches were dug to put electrical cables, the whole electricity system is being fixed and  walls were coated. No works are on the agenda and we will keep you updated!!!

J.A.C.K. is extremely excited to see the works starting again and is more than impatient to see the final result!

Dear Christine, Sandra and all the team members and donors of Pro Wildlife, thank YOU all so much for your trust and for your wish to provide our rescued furry friends with the best living conditions!

Without YOU, J.A.C.K. wouldn’t be able to give THEM all what THEY need!

Thank YOU for THEM!

As previously mentionned on social media, Mathilde & Sébastien, two great friends of J.A.C.K., decided they would again, in 2018, support the chimpanzees of the DRC Sanctuary.

They indeed attended both the flea market that was organised in their village on May the 8th. Mathilde and Sébastien were lucky as it was a bright sunny day with mild temperatures! Visitors popped up and our two friends managed to sell items for about 70USD.

J.A.C.K. and its residents are extremely grateful for the support Mathilde and Sébastien bring yearly. They both take of take their time to spend a whole day on spreading awareness and on collecting funds for the  orphan chimpanzees of J.A.C.K. –  this is simply  A M A Z I N G !!!

Thank YOU so much for THEM!

Robyn is an Australian teenager who did some volunteer work at the sanctuary a few months ago. Passionate about wildlife and primates, she flew back home with many great souvenirs in her mind and with the determination of doing her best to support her new furry friends!

This is how, despite all the work she had at school, Robyn managed to organise a fundraiser in Perth, the city where she lives! Thanks to her father, Jason, who is working for 1620 CAPITAL in the DRCongo, Robyn managed to insert J.A.C.K. Sanctuary in the flyer of a famous football event that took place in Perth on March 25th. Yes,  our Congolese Sanctuary indeed shared a whole page in the GLORY DAYS OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME with the Perth football team, PERTH GLORY, as both are being supported by 1620 CAPITAL!

A wonderful idea which enabled Robyn to spread awareness on great apes and J.A.C.K. during an important event and which helped her fundraise 500USD for her chimpanzee friends!

Dear Robyn, thank YOU so much for all that you do for LUNA and the other residents of J.A.C.K. Your Love and Help are greatly appreciated and represent a lot tho THEM!

Also, many, many thanks to Jason and to 1620 CAPITAL for their wonderful support and interest in our action!  Your aid helps J.A.C.K. provide its rescued oprhans with he best care!

Thank YOU all for THEM!


Throughout  year 2017, and thanks to a good friend of J.A.C.K., Patrick Pools, our sanctuary took part in a competition named “We love your project”. This event is organised every year by EDF Luminus,  an energy producer in Belgium, which offers the chance to its employees to put forward the charity they work in as volunteers. Since Patrick grew up in the DRC and had helped J.A.C.K. in finding funds, he wanted to introduce J.A.C.K. to his colleagues and friends through this annual ‘We love your Project” event.

The competition started early 2017 and ended in November 2017. Patrick was J.A.C.K.’s representative and did his utmost to make our chimpanzees win the second price of the competition!

Yes, thanks to Patrick’s determination and the kindness of his colleagues who voted for him, our sanctuary won 3000 Euros to buy a generator for its brand new Veterinary Clinic! A wonderful present, isn’t it???

Today, J.A.C.K. has bought the so awaited generator which will help in the Vet Clinic (power failures). Also, because this generator can be used as a welding machine, it will enable J.A.C.K. to continue the further metallic developments at the sanctuary (building facilities, etc.)

Dear Friends of EDF Luminus and dear Patrick, we at J.A.C.K. thank YOU all for this wonderful present!! Know that it will help us a lot!!!


The INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE is dedicated to the Conservation and the Protection of world’s primates and is helping primate sanctuaries all over the world among which J.A.C.K.

Yes, IPPL has been supporting our DRC chimpanzee since 2010 and many developments have already taken place at the complex thanks to this wonderful institution!

In 2017, for example, the INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE PROTECTION LEAGUE supported the building of a small Veterinary Clinic. This awaited project is important because at J.A.C.K. our orphans have always had surgery on a plastic table in the open air or in an improvised container… J.A.C.K. mission is to offer the best care to its rescued residents and, therefore, such vet building is like a dream coming true!

The building is made of 5 rooms: a theater, a pharmacy, a laboratory, a nursery room and a necropsy room. Also, the chimpanzees have 4 big rooms where they can be kept isolated for observation and/or recovery. We are extremely proud to show you the architectural lay out of the Clinic which has been kindly offered by Mr Mbachi Kaluba from 3bd Architects.

Other sponsors took part in this beautiful project: the BRIGITTE BARDOT FOUNDATION, the ZOO OF LA PALMYRE, AMIKAT, the RESERVE AFRICAINE of SIGEAN and the AFVPZ, the French association of zoological garden veterinarians.

Dear Dr Shirley and dear IPPL team and Donors, J.A.C.K. Sanctuary and its furry ‘kids’ are extremely grateful for your priceless support and wish to thank YOU all from the deepest of their hearts! Without wonderful donors like YOU, the DRC chimpanzee sanctuary wouldn’t be able to give these orphans the best care and living conditions!

Thank YOU for THEM!

Since all our chimpanzee residents and our team were very spoilt during this Festive Season, Papa Ngoy decided he would send the following message to all the Friends who donated and who brought the Xmas agic at J.A.C.K.!!

Thank YOU for THEM!

PAPA NGOY – Merci pour tout et une Bonne Année 2018—-PAPA NGOY – Thank YOU much for your support and Best Wishes for 2018

Posted by Les Amis de JACK / Friends of JACK Chimp Sanctuary on Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Thanks to the great kindness of our donors, the chimp residents of J.A.C.K. have been offered more than 10 crates of oranges!!! They are their favourite fruit!!!


Thank   Y O U   so  much  for  T H E M !!



Yes, we have some great news for today: thanks to the great kindness of Friends of J.A.C.K., our sanctuary will be able to offer oranges to our furry residents as well as brand new uniforms to our team!

Despite the gloomy atmosphere we have these days due to unrest and economic recession, there will be some Christmas Magic at J.A.C.K. in the coming days! We are all so excited for both the team and the chimps – wonderful surprises are awaiting THEM!

Our Sanctuary wishes to thank the following people who made this Christmas Dream come true: Marie-Odile L, Patti C, Louise & Christine & Kevin,  Eva C, Vanina C, Valérie L, Brigitte S, Tom S, Oliver T et Amy M. Dear Friends, YOU are the Guardian Angels and thanks to your LOVE there will be Magic at J.A.C.K. for Christmas!

Thank YOU for THEM




Many thanks again to the vet team as well as to Pro Wildlife e.V. and the kind donors of the PASA Primates: Pan African Sanctuary Alliance – your contribtion changed DOGUY’s life!

Thank YOU for HIM!


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