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morning enrichment

Keeper Ngoy is organising morning enrichment by filling up the different toys with fresh fruit & leaves, sweet potatoes,… which the chimps really love!

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growing vegetables

dry season is on its way and our seed trays are full of lettuce and cabbage – which the chimps love!

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Kimo the acrobat

When baby chimp Kimo was rescued in November 2008 it was said he had  neurological problems probably caused by a knock on his head. Kimo had no strength in his fingers. Grabbing our arms, hanging on our back or even climbing trees were impossible to little Kimo who fell off immediately…

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So, we decided to work on the morticty of Kimo’s hands and we patiently waited for better times…

Today we can say Kimo is among the best acrobats of his group; he sometimes looks like a stuntman!!!

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Bravo, Kimo! We are so happy you are no longer different from the others and we are so proud of you!!

 

Nursery 2 Project

The Nursery 2 Project started in 2012 and aimed in building 3 night quarters for the nursery group. These new facilities will be attached to an open air playground and, by means of a tunnel,  will be linked to the Nursery 1 area. We talked about this project already many months ago.

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C1= Nursery 1   –  C2 = Nursery 2   –   1,2,3 = night rooms   and   4 =  tunnel

 

End of 2013, the first night room was completely built and so were the concrete floors of night rooms 2 & 3 !

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In June 2014, the sanctuary completed the construction of night quarter 2 as well as the tunnel linking Nursery 1 to Nursery 2.

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Finally, end 2014, the last night facility was totally constructed !

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Living on donations only, J.A.C.K.  can’t afford developping the sanctuary since it always depends on the kindness of its donors to achieve projects for the well fare of its rescued orphans. Nursery 2 Project in 2014 was totally supported by the Sweden Chimpanzee Trust & Great Words, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, the International Primate Protection League and the Zoo of La Palmyre! We really hope to find more funds this year as to end Nursery 2 Project; the nursery chimps are getting bigger, stronger and really need more space! We need to build nests, add water pipes, fence electrically the whole play ground and add enrichment (play modules)…

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J.A.C.K. and its nursery orphans are extremely grateful to the generosity of these 5 wonderful donors who helped in 2014! So far our sanctuary hasn’t been given the land promised by the State to move the chimps to a forest area and this is the reason why J.A.C.K. must develop site and improve its facilities…

Thank YOU all, dear donors, for your help but also for your wish to give THEM the best!

J.A.C.K.

Zamba, 8 years at J.A.C.K.

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April 22nd – Earth Day

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Ekolo’s selfie

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the best stick

PICTURES OF THE DAY – to hunt for honey, little Rosie always spends time selecting the right stick!

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Mata back with the others!

Great news for today: baby Mata is healthy and well again and is now back with friends Kaly & Luna!

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We are so relieved as we had a hectic and sleepless week last week. Mata was so down he refused any food nor drinks and we were afraid dehydration would be an extra issue to deal with!

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Today, he is again very playful and Luna & Kaly are so happy to see him back; especially Luna who groomed him for hours and checked every single part of his little body! Luna was too happy!

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Again we would like to thank our friends who sent us their positive thoughts and encouragements. It was very kind of you!

 

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9 years!

Yes, dear Friends, it’s been 9 years today since we rescued the first chimp ever confiscated by DRC officials in Southern DRC. Nine years of good times but also of bad times and we thank you, our Friends, sponsors & donors, for having been around during all these years. You have been helping us financially, but you have also given us moral support – which is worth gold!

Thank you all, dear Friends, sponsors & donors, for your Love, Trust and Friendship!

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