How to help us rehabilitate the  20 monkeys resulting from the biggest primate rescue in Africa


In September 2020, a truck smuggling monkeys from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa was intercepted in Zimbabwe on a route that some investigators believe is commonly used to traffic wildlife before exporting them overseas. 

The Founders of J.A.C.K.congratulate the Wildlife Authorities of Zimbabwe (the Republic Police, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority, the National prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe and the Department of Veterinary Services) for arresting the culprits and for providing care to the monkeys.

They also thank the wonderful team of the Chirundu Anti-Poaching Unit  and of the HEMMERSBACH RHINO FORCE who have brought the most appropriate care to these victims of the wildlife trade. Without them, they wouldn't have had the chance to survive nor to return to the DRC.

In addition, Franck and Roxane, J.A.C.K. Founders, are extremely grateful to Mrs Lisa from the TIKKI HYWOOD FOUNDATION as she has brought much support in getting the permits and the much needed papers on the Zimbabwean side...

It was clear to the Founders of J.A.C.K. that, since these monkeys originated from the DRC and were endemic to the this country, their place would be in the DR Congo and nowhere else! 
Therefore, in the DRC,  J.A.C.K., along with ICCN (the DRC National Parks Authority), the Ministry of the Environment and the Governorate of the Upper-Katanga Province, worked on the rescue of these survivors with 
the aim to rehabilitate them and to give them a chance to go back to their forests!

After 4 long months to get all the permits and repatriation documents, Franck Chantereau (Founder of J.A.C.K.) drove to Zimbabwe end of January 2021 with a DRC delagation to bring the monkeys back to the DRC. All the fees of the repatriation mission were covered by the DUTCH FEDERATION OF ZOOS and a truck and as well as the 3 huge crates were kindly offered by the HEMMERSBACH RHINO FORCE to repatriate the primates to the DRCongo. 

The journey back home lasted 39 hours and all the new residents of the sanctuary arrived safe and well in Lubumbashi. Thanks to wonderful and generous partners and donors mentioned above, J.A.C.K. sanctuary managed in 3 months time to build huge facilities to accomodate its new residents at best! 

Formerly a great ape sanctuary, J.A.C.K. has now officially become a "primate" sanctuary with the arrival of these monkeys. Not only chimpanzees are now being looked after; J.A.C.K. also cares for monkey species such as Cercopitheci  and Cercocebi monkeys...

So, today, as you can imagine, funds are needed to provide these survivors with the best care !


Know that your support will make an invaluable impact!

Taken from the wild, all these orphaned monkeys need your help and be sure that every single donation will represent a whole world to THEM!

To rehabilitate victims of the wildlife trade is  to provide food and veterinary assistance. Very often, the newcomers are in bad conditions physically and mentally and our team needs to give them permanent care. Some even  develop severe pathologies because of all the trauma and the stress they have been through from capture to illicit detention...

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