So far, J.A.C.K. sanctuary has always been home to chimpanzees.
However, the latest known issue of primate traficking didn’t leave Franck Roxane, the Founders of J.A.C.K., untouched and they decided to rescue these poor creatures that were smuggled from the DR Congo and stopped/confiscated at the Zimbabwean border on their route to South Africa, and most probably China… These monkeys are endemic to the DRC – they have to return to their home country and live nowhere else!
While negociations were ongoing between the wildlife authorities of Zimbabwe and of the DR Congo, J.A.C.K. had to find funds to build the most appropriate facilities for the 25 monkeys.
Thanks to the valuable support of PASA and of several donors and partners, Franck and Roxane managed to launch the first steps of this brand new construction project.
For the last 10 days, the team of artisans used to work at J.A.C.K. ( bricklayers, welder, plumber, etc.) has indeed worked hard to make this adventure come true. The monkeys are meant to arrive next week, so we keep our fingers crossed everything will be fine!
See below the evolution of the works: from October 28th till today, November the 7th.
J.A.C.K. is extrememly thankful to all the people who have been involved and who are still involved in this rescue! It is a good thing works can progress daily!
Also, J.A.C.K. still relies on your generosity as providing shelter to wildlife is one thing; but to feed it is another thing! Join the fundraiser of J.A.C.K. and provide these monkeys with all that they need!