new enrichment items thanks to beautiful donors!

As mentioned previously, the different parcels arrived safely at J.A.C.K. from France and we needed some time to compare the enrichment toys we had bought via Internet and the ones we actually received with Karine !

To our surprise, one of our suppliers sent us the wrong items (he sent us smaller toys) and reimbursed us. So, with that money we are now buying almonds, raisins, bananas, oranges and apples to put inside the enrichment toys…


The chimps have already discovered some of their brand new enrichment toys and we all at J.A.C.K. can confirm they  had too much fun!!! Here are the first pictures we can already share with you!







Many thanks again to the following people who participated to the Christmas enrichment presents for the chimps: Fran B, Laurence D, Lesley Ann M, Eva C, Céline L,  Carine L, Marc & Judith T, Joe B, Marc H, Louise Q and Sophie M !


Also, in addition to the donation of enrichment toys, a few Friends of JACK sent socks to Karine when she was still in France.

Yes, remember, socks can be excellent enrichment tools too!!

So, “Les Amis de JACK”, the French charity helping J.A.C.K., sent an appeal last December and asked people to collect old socks for the chimps! A few Friends  did their utmost to do so and even asked their families and colleagues to do the same!!!

Look at the pictures below and you’ll see how much fun the chimps had!!! Socks do provide so much fun, keep the chimps very busy as they make them use their imagination.






Many thanks again to  Franck G, Laurence D, Emilie E and Sissi v.H. who  emptied their drawers and  asked their family and colleagues to do the same!!

Many thanks again to all the people who took part in these two December actions : your generosity is giving THEM such a great time!

Thank YOU for THEM !



so happy it’s raining today!

PICTURE OF THE DAY – when rains come people usually complain. Today at J.A.C.K. we were extremely happy because we didn’t get water last night and the water tanks were nearly empty. So, we put all the buckets we had to collect as much water as possible and it helped us a lot this morning to clean the night rooms of the chimps!


Christmas parcels just arrived!

PICTURE OF THE DAY – French volunteer karine just arrived from Paris and haad all the offered enrichment items in her bags. Please, give us just some time to open all the bags and to check what our “Christmas Mother” has brought back for the chimps! Thank you, Karine for having accepted to travel with all these wonderful donations!!!



Happy 2015 !

PICTURE OF THE DAY – We wish YOU all a beautiful Year 2015!

With his new ‘look’, our young friend Chita is ready to start the New coming Year too!! What about you???



sunny Christmas morning

PICTURE OF THE DAY – we had a sunny Chrismas morning and the chimps were extremely delighted to find treat bags everywhere on their playgrounds! Some spent hours collecting pineapple pieces as well as peanuts and bananas hidden  in dry grass…



Best Wishes from J.A.C.K.

Many thanks to all our Friends how follow and support us!

Without your help, J.A.C.K. wouldn’t be able to give THEM the best!

Thank YOU for THEM!

Merry Christmas,




updates on little Mata

PICTURE OF THE DAY – Mata was rescued last April and had a very tough start! Today, he is doing a lot better, has a few chimp friends and loves playing in the trees!



Christmas enrichment toys arrived in France!

PICTURE OF THE DAY – volunteer Karine, currently spending holidays in France, has just received the big parcels full of toys that have been recently offered thanks to the wonderful donation of Fran B, Laurence D, Lesley Ann M, Eva C, Céline L,  Carine L, Marc & Judith T, Joe B, Marc H, Louise Q and Sophie M!

The chimps will have loads of fun!

Thank YOU again for THEM!!!

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rubber games

Volunteer Karine left a rubber ring the other day in the pond of the nursery group to observe the reactions of the chimps.


At first, most of the chimps seemed worried to see something new and some even refused to come close to the pond. The first ones to come closer were Ekolo, Kimo & Tommy and the rubber ring suddenly became THE great attraction of the day!!




Kimo (right)


Kimo & Tommy

Then, Elia arrived…


…and she confidently grabbed the new enrichment item and made it hers for hours and hours. Her friends were allowed to look at the ring but not to touch it!



Finally, what was supposed to happen, happened indeed: the rubber ring became flat to Elia’s surprise. But this didn’t prevent her from still using the rubber ring as enrichment tool as she carried it around her neck or on her head all day and it kept her busy all the time!



Once the novelty had worn off, Elia let the others play with the flat plastic ring…




a rubber ring

PICTURE OF THE DAY – Karine, our local volunteer, put a rubber ring in the pond of the nursery group… guess what happened???