Fantastic ! Faustin is staying one more week with little Tongo !
Fantastic ! Faustin is staying one more week with little Tongo !

Fantastic ! Faustin is staying one more week with little Tongo !

Dear Friends,

Good news! Faustin, the veterinary assistant who came with Tongo, is going to stay a bit longer.


Yes! He was due to leave early this morning. But, thanks to SAMANTHA who managed to change the flight, Faustin will be flying back to Kivu on Thursday 28th.


His presence here at J.A.C.K. is too important. Tongo is extremely young and we couldn’t just let him starting this new life so abruptly.


Faustin is excellent and teaches a lot of things to Tongo. Our aim is to put Tongo with Jane sothat they spend their quarantine period together. Introducing chimps to one another – even if they are young – isn’t an easy task. So, Faustin will help us to « smoothen » this experience.


Jane met Tongo already. She had a long stick and gently tried to touch Tongo. The little one didn’t do anything – he just stared at Jane…


We really do appreciate Faustin. It is unusual to meet people overhere who are ready to save wildlife. And what Faustin does is just amazing: would you  know a lot of people who would leave their family and fly somewhere else in order to look after a chimpanzee 24 hours a day?? 


Faustin is an incredible model and many people should be like him.


Aksanti mingi, Faustin! Thank you for your help !


Roxane & Franck


10 commentaires

  1. Annie

    So precious! How lucky Faustin was to help this lil baby..I just want to hug him……..thanks for all you have done to help wildlife! Such an amazing gift you people have to drop everything and do your jobs! God Bless!

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  3. Samantha

    Thanks Roxane for the update. It is already nearly a week since Tongo left. Obviously we would all prefer it if there were no chimp trafficking rings to bust, but all things considered this story has turned out pretty well. It all just kind of came together – JACK, the gorilla doctors, soderu, iccn & us… very good news.

  4. Kim Meehan

    This is fantastic…many agencies working together for the well-being of one little lost person! I had just finished reading about tongo’s confiscation on the Gorilla Protectors blog and now see that he has arrived with you folks! Congratulations and continued good luck. Roxane and Franck, you are very fortunate!

  5. Christine C.

    Roxane thank you so mcuh for the updates!!! And kudos to you Faustin…I hope you know how much we all appreciate everything you do…and thank you Sam for making his stay possible…I imagine Tongo is the happiest of us all though!! Big hugs to all of you!!

  6. Tongo is such a little baby, so precious. Thank you, Faustin, for staying a while longer to help Tongo adjust. Will you gradually decrease Faustin’s time with Tongo so he can get used to living with Jane?

    I’d drop everything to help a baby like Tongo. What an honor!


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