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to stop illegal great ape trade_________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2015, November 9
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To stop illegal trade of great apes is a priority if we want these species to survive and if we want our grand children to have the chance to see these creatures in their wild habitat. These are the reasons why Franck and I do work daily via our NGO, J.A.C.K..

Today, Franck is at the UN Complex of Nairobi where he is among the PASA delagates attending a meeting organised by PEGAS & GRASP. Our NGO has been a clue to stop ape trafficking throughout South DRC : 9 yea...


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French Embassador at JACK _____________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2013, December 26
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Dear All,


A few days ago, we had the opportunity to meet Monsieur Luc HALLADE, the Ambassador of France  of the DRC.

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Knowing Monsieur the Ambassador was staying only for 2-3 days in Lubumbashi, we never expected Monsieur HALLADE  would take some of his precious time to come and visit J.A.C.K..

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Our special guest was very impressed with all the hard and good work that has been achieved so far. Living on donations only, J.A.C.K. does its best to put an end to the ...


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J.A.C.K. Sanctuary Southern DRC

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2013, January 16
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J.A.C.K. Sanctuary was created in 2006 and is located Southern DRC not far from the Zambian border. For the last 6 years it has rescued 42 chimpanzees, 1 bonobo and 6 bushbabies.

JACK located southern DRC

Our aim is to protect an animal species in danger of extinction because  it is hunted for its meat (bushmeat) and because the youngsters represent money for greedy people wishing to smuggle and trade them. Today, chimps are still sold to ignorant expats, but also to  circusses, labs, a...


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Works continue! ________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2012, August 5
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Yes, dear Friends, works continue at J.A.C.K. ! Remember, we started the construction of new night quarters for the nursery group.

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nursery facility

In addition to the building, we started fencing  the open air area of this new nursery enclosure.

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Because everything must be ready before the coming rain season (end of october), the complex looks like a hive of activity: wheelbarrows are workers are to be seen all over the place: some at the buildin...


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Market to Africa- a green garden for J.A.C.K.

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2012 April 13
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Dear Friends,


I have again wonderful news to share as two great people: Greg & Su have sponsored and helped J.A.C.K. set up the first steps of a green house. This green house will enable our sanctuary:

  1. To      produce its own vegetables for its hairy residents.
  2. Reduce      money spent on food.

Greg & Su run their own company called ‘Market to Africa"which is specialised in the supply of grinding media and chemicals to the mining industry in Africa.

Both love chimpan...


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An education centre thanks to I.P.P.L.__________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2012, April 2
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Dear Friends,

Chimpanzee poaching sadly continues to make inroads into wild populations: adult chimpanzees are still victims of the bushmeat trade, and their infants are still being bought mainly by expatriates and others who want to use them as pets.

Until now, J.A.C.K. has steered its incoming donations toward improving sanctuary facilities and maintaining physical and psychological well-being of its boarders. But with the rapid decline in the wild populations of the...


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Tika removed from the main group ____________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2011, June 24
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Dear Friends

 Tika was introduced to the main group early April. His best friend of the new group was young male called Kala who always protected him from the others.

Kala between Mwisho and Tka (right)
Kala between Mwisho and Tka (right)

But then Kala decided Tika should learn face the others by himself ... Tika felt abandoned and set aside... To stay with the group had become a burden as most of the other members enjoyed teasing him or beating him up.

Tika beaten up
Tika beaten up

Tika therefore always stayed on top of...


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Tommy's introduction stopped _________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2011, March 20
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Dear All,

I can't find the words in English to express how bad I feel....

Introduction process had to be stopped as Tommy's arm infection started again: pus mixed with blood came out of  Tommy's last wound the other day and vet Jean-Claude was called immediately.

infection started again!!
infection started again!!

It was finally decided to open the wound again, to get rid of the sick/dead skins, to find out from where infection was coming out while cleaning the wound thoroughly.

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opening wound...

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Tommy operated ______________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, November 18 
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Dear Friends,

As mentionned last week, Tommy had to be operated because of the infection he had in his arm.

Last Sunday, a friend and surgeon accepted to help us for free and donated all his time and knowledge to save Tommy's arm. At J.A.C.K. everyone was extremely nervous but confident as we knew Dr Nestor and his assistant would do all their best!

Tommy did extremely well too and Papa Augustin helped him go through these tough and painfull moments. Followin...


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Welcome Ekolo! _________________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, November 27
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Dear All,

Most of you who also follow J.A.C.K. on our Facebook page must have heard about a baby chimpanzee seized in Kinshasa and ready to be flown to Lubumbashi.

Well, yes, EKOLO arrived just a few days ago at J.A.C.K. and is now settling in.

Franck opening Ekolo's transfer crate
Franck opening Ekolo's transfer crate

EKOLO was sent to our sanctuary by Lola Ya Bonobo. When confiscating the young primate, people believed this little male was a bonobo... so, when Lola confirmed it was a chimpanzee, th...


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JACK flying bonobo to Lola__________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, July 6
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Dear All,

What happened some days ago was just amazing, magic and heart breaking at the same time.  I am still dreaming . I still have my head full of bonobo noises, tropical scents and of exceptional moments... I will never forget these precious and last exchanges I had with "Chibo", the Bonobo....

Chibo the bonobo
Chibo the bonobo

Yes, as mentioned previously, it was decided the baby bonobo recently  rescued by J.A.C.K. would be transferred to Lola ya Bonobo, the bonobo sanctuary  i...


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New facilities thanks to YOUR generosity !

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, April 6th
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Hi Eveyone,

Since early January, we have had very busy weeks at J.A.C.K. as two new enclosures have been built in order to improve the accomodation of the baby chimp group and to extend the night facilities of our main group.

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J.A.C.K. had to build more facilities and to improve the former ones

In December, many of you made donations to help us in building new facilities. Remember, 6 chimps in 6 weeks...

USD 1,665 were donated last December by YOU, friends of J.A.C.K....


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J.A.C.K. against wild dead animal trade

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, March 17th
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Dear All,

For many years we have seen ivory, different animal skins, rhino horns, etc for sale on the streets of the city of Lubumbashi and through our NGO we have decided to act against that illegal trade.

february 2008 - 2 leopard skins for sale

Therefore, since June 2009, along with the local authorities, J.A.C.K. has participated to the confiscation of  28kg of ivory, one elephant foot (to be used as umbrella stand??), 1 serval skin and 2 galago skins.

wild dead animal items confiscated

The most recent seizure was the one of a  leopard...


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DRC, 3 chimps rescued by 5 NGOs __________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, March 10th
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Hi Everyone!

The 3 abandoned chimps from Goma I talked about early last February finally arrived at the J.A.C.K. Sanctuary in Lubumbashi.

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It has been very tough to find a means of transfer for these three youngsters as the fastest way, of course, is to transport them by air. Goma isn't that far from Lubumbashi, but there aren't a lot of planes flying direc...


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Bushbabies_______________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, February 25th
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Hi Everyone!

As previously mentioned, J.A.C.K. is also a bushbaby or galago project.

These little mammals are poached for their meat and because of their small size, about 3 to 5 adult galagos are needed to compose a local dish.

© Barry Kok http://www.pbase.com/barrykok/bushmeat
© Barry Kok ........ http://www.pbase.com/barrykok/bushmeat

Galagos are nocturnals. They sleep in the trunks of big trees and live on insects, fruit, tree gums and other small mammals. They are extremely vulnerable...

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At J.A.C.K. we n...


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Abandonned chimpanzees in Kivu_________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, January 28th
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Dear Friends of J.A.C.K.,

Some of you know already about the primates near Goma that have been abandoned by their owners wishing to start a sanctuary and who left the DRC because they ran out of money.

5 chimpanzees (2 adults and 3 youngsters), 1 red-tailed guenon and 1 black mangabey were found in bad conditions (dehydration, malnutrition)  -  some even showed signs of depression, especially the adult chimpanzee female...

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female© 2010 MGVP

Thanks to a solid team...


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124.025 visitors for free at J.A.C.K. in 2009!________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, January 8th
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Dear All,

124.025 visitors came at our project for free last year among which 80% were kids from different schools!

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Conservation and Education go together and a free entrance is also a way to make more and more local people  aware about Environment, about Wildlife and Protection of their national patrimony.

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J.A.C.K. needs you to continue having these visitors for free and wish you to continue participating in our action. It is essential for Great Apes that more ...


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100 orphan kids for Christmas at J.A.C.K.__________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2010, January 1st
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Hi Everyone!

As to definitely say goodbey to the year 2009 and to end  on a very good note, Franck & I wished to share this particular event with you!

You all know that J.A.C.K. takes care of chimpanzee and galago orphans. This time, J.A.C.K. wanted to do something different. This time, J.A.C.K. decided to organise an unusual event for  young Congolese orphans.

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That's why, on December 24th, about 100 orphan children from Lubumbashi were invited at the J.A.C.K. comp...


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The 3 recent newcomers__________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, December 11th
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Here are the pictures of the latest chimps who have been handed over to J.A.C.K. on the same day:

Tika (a young male of about 3 years old)

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Bapu (baby female) and Pundu (baby male)

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Tika is now in the quarantine of our Refuge. He is doing fine, vocalises a lot with the other chimps of the Refuge and has a real good heart.

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Tika in quarantine

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We had to start treatments at once as this young male was full of parasites (mainly tape worms!). Below with Mama Maguy

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B...


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A new facility thanks to your donations!___________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, December 1st
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Dear Friends of J.A.C.K.,

 

It’s high time I introduced you the new double night enclosure that J.A.C.K. managed to start building thanks to our kind donors of Wildlife DirectFacebook and the Sweden Chimpanzee Trust.

J.A.C.K. today counts 26 young chimpanzees. The two night enclosures built last year helped us a lot but more facilities were needed to enable the 17 growing chimpanzees of our main group to have enough space for the night. 

By end of July 20...


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Elia, the chimp in the parrot cage__________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, July 2, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, October 22nd
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Hi Everyone,

Yes, not good news, again!

Elia is a young female chimpanzee that arrived at JACK a few hours ago.

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She was kept in a small parrot cage. The owner had bought her here in Lubumbashi and was trying to sell her at a higher price.

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We had recently heard about a chimp in that area of the city of Lubumbashi and yesterday the Inspectors of Environment assisted by police officers went to seize the young chimp.

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Elia was scared but ready to leave the small pa...


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Maïka, good progress_________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, August 27th
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Hi again,

Today was Maïka’s 3rd day of tough treatment and she started drinking and eating. Her eyes are bright and it seems she pays more attention to things around her. I can now say Maïka has come out of that lethargic state she had been in for the last week and we all feel very happy about it!

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I put a sock and a small bandage to protect the catheter

The fever seems to be gone and Maïka is more and more active. This afternoon she even did a few steps to ...


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Brevard Zoo and JACK Education Program______________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, July 14th
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Hello Friends of JACK !

 

When Franck was attending the PASA meeting in the US last June, he met Beth of the Brevard Zoo who offered JACK a big suitcase full of books and puppets.

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This Environmental Teaching Suitcase, imagine, is a wonderful donation that will now enable JACK progress in its education program as I already mentioned Conservation in Africa can mainly be done through Education.

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So, end of June, Franck and I worked with kids of the 1st Kindergarten of the ...


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Maïka enjoying life at JACK _____________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, May 27th
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Hello Everyone,

Maïka is the youngest chimp orphan that came at JACK last February and she has now become more confident, stronger and healthier.

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Her best mates are Santa, Kimo and of course the 'Kivu 4' with whom she spends her days playing in the quarantine open air enclosure of JACK.

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Maïka's favourite games: climbing up trees and swinging in branches...

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Kimo loves her very much and is always teasing her.

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Always in a good mood, this little chimpanzee is an adorabl...


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JACK in OHIO___________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, May 26th
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Yes, last week Franck attended the PASA meeting at the Columbus Zoo (Ohio) where he was given time to present the most recent progress of JACK.

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Also, while being in the US, Franck has taken the opportunity to visit important zoos such as the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago). He is coming back to Lubumbashi end of this week.

Thanks a lot to the PASA team but also to Rebecca, Christopher, Jill  and all the others for assisting Franck during h...


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Justine, JACK youngest supporter______________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, May 29th
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Dear Friends,

Let me introduce you to Justine.

Justine is the youngest supporter JACK has ever had and she has been with JACK for about two years now. She is 9 years old, lives in France and has been interested in Great Apes for many years.

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Her parents are animal lovers too, but Justine's preferences are on chimpanzees - especially the chimps of the JACK Refuge!

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That's the reason why Justine's family has adopted Doguy : they have always put much attention to the ...


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Pasa, the chimp with nearly no fur________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, April 24th
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Hello Everyone,

Do you remember PASA? The little "Kivu 4" that arrived at JACK end of February and who nearly had no hair???

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Well, if you look at him now, you can see that he's doing a lot better and that his hair is coming back!

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Winter has already started here in Central Africa and I was afraid PASA would be too "naked" to face the cold and chilly nights. At JACK, we have been providing balanced food, vitamins and of course a lot of love and attention. But, tha...


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Doguy's eyes______________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, June 25, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2009, March 2nd
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Hi Everyone,

Let's update today on Doguy's eyes.

Two weeks ago, Tristan (Doguy's Guardian Angel), managed to be in contact with several vets specialised in eye issues and, for more substantial diagnostics, we sedated both Doguy and Shasa (the eldest female of the group also having a white spot on the cornea...)

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All went well during sedation and the two local vets we worked with here in Lubumbashi diagnosed a bacterial keratitis.

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Doguy's right eye has got an ulce...


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Kimo & Josefine____________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, June 25, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2008, November 24th
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that, while we were working and organising the PASA Vet Workshop, a new baby chimp arrived at the Refuge. His name is 'KIMO'.

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KIMO is a very young male (1  year and a few months) and is extremely small. He seems alright although since the early beginning of his stay, we noticed he had a slight problem in keeping his balance...

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Thanks to the PASA vets who came at JACK a few days ago, it was diagnosed that KIM...


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Works have started!____________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, June 25, 2016, In : Recovered posts 
2008, September 30th
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Dear All,

I know, I 've remained silent for the last few weeks. Lots of things are currently taking place  at JACK and the main event is the construction of two new night enclosures for the growing chimps of our Refuge.works-1.jpg

As recently mentionned, our friend arrived from France and works started a few weeks ago thanks only to the woderful contribution of the Sweden Chimpanzee  Trust.

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Despite the heat (49° C/120° F), "Francky" is working extremely hard tog...


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Sweden Chimpanzee Trust______________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Saturday, June 25, 2016,

2008, July 1st
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Dear Friends,

Today, I dedicate my post to a very particular lady from Sweden called Ing-Marie Persson. She runs a Trust called Sweden Chimpanzee Trust  and has a park in Sweden named Furuvik.

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Mrs. Ing-Marie and Manda

The Sweden Chimpanzee Trust is a non-profit organization for the conservation of the endangered chimpanzees. It is coordinated with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Wild Chimpanzee foundation and Pan Africa Sanctuary Alliance(PASA).

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Its role is (1)...


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Coco, an incredible story________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Recovered posts 

2008, April 2008th
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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to JACK's weekly post: today, I'll speak about COCO, the latest chimpanzee orphan that arrived at JACK on April 10th.

 

Just like most of the seized orphan chimps of JACK,  Coco was seen for the first time by authorities here in Lubumbashi. Hardly fed, very sick, the baby had a long rope around his neck and was sucking his finger as if he were seeking relief and confidence. It was in Lubumbashi on the 7th of November 2006; Coco was in the...


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September 2006, just after the fire__________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Recovered posts 

2008, February 1st
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Hi Everyone!

Two weeks ago, I wrote you about that terrible fire and about the painful loss of JAK and TOUZO. I now want to tell how we did to improve the condition of the three remaining chimpanzee babies just after the fire.

The first thing we absolutely wanted to organize after the tragedy was to find out a safe place where to put CHITA, BACHI and SHASA. Therefore, Franck and I had a look at the different abandoned enclosures of the Lubumbashi Zo...


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Who are we?__________________________________________

Posted by J.A.C.K. Sanctuaire on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Recovered posts 

2007, December 13th
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Chimpanzees are found mainly in the rainforests of Africa. Unfortunately, their population is on the decline due to the continual illegal trade and poaching. Chimpanzees are soon to become extinct if awareness is not advocated to stop the trade.


Chimp Forest

J.A.C.K. - Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (Young Confiscated Animals in Katanga) is located in Lubumbashi, South DRC. Founded in April 2006 by us, J.A.C.K. is a Refuge Centre for orphan chi...


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