2008, August 21st
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Dear Friends,

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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?? 

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

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Aksanti mingi, Faustin! Thank you for your help !

 

Roxane & Franck