March 3rd – World Wildlife day


volunteering at J.A.C.K.

Since a few of our friends are publishing pictures of their visit and/or stay at J.A.C.K. we would like to add extra information regarding volunteering at our Sanctuary.

So far, J.A.C.K. has started building part of its volunteer camp and more works and money are needed to finish the whole camp. This is the reason why we can’t currently accommodate friends from abroad and why we haven’t started our volunteer program made of friends coming from abroad…..

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However, people living in Lubumbashi and wishing to give a hand are always welcome ; this is why Karine is working with us these days before her departure in midth of 2015.



audio and visual enrichment

PICTURE OF THE DAY – enrichment of the environment is necessary to captive animals. This is the reason why our current local volunteer, Karine, is using her artistic and all her do-it-yourself skills to improve everyday’s environment of our hairy friends. Colorful items and shimes are regularly hung all around the open air playgrounds to keep our friends’ attention.


Many thanks Karine for your time and forall that you do!

Thank YOU for THEM!



mud baths

PICTURE OF THE DAY – heavy rains go along with puddles and…mud! But the chimps don’t mind at all and do have so much fun playing and rolling in the mud!!!

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Maya, 8 years at JACK

PICTURE OF THE DAY – young female Maya was rescued 8 years ago. Sha was the pet of a Congolese family and was confiscated by DRC Environment officials of the city of Mbuji-Mayi. She is one of the first rescues our sanctuary made in an other DRC province.


‘ Vida-attitude’

PICTURE OF THE DAY – Vida is the name of a little female chimp who got recently very sick (flu outbreak). Today she is doing a lot better and know that Vida is known to strike poses… this is the ‘Vida-attitude’ :) !!



Happy Valentine Day

To all our JACK Friends, we hope you’ll have a beautiful Valentine Day!

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Mata, the youngest orphan at J.A.C.K.

PICTURE OF THE DAY – baby Mata is the youngest orphan chimpanzee rescued by our sanctuary. He is doing great now and is enjoying life with other young orphans.



flu at J.A.C.K.

PICTURE OF THE DAY – we were too fortunate any flu outbreak had started so far at J.A.C.K. But the bad weather conditions (heavy rains) have initially lead to runny noses  and then to the first signs of flu (sneezing, inactivity, loss of appetite, fever, coughs, etc). J.A.C.K. is currently using the drugs it was donated last July in France thanks to a wonderful donation of Friends of J.A.C.K.


Let’s keep our fingers crossed this outbreak won’t cause too much damage!

anything left?

PICTURE OFTHE DAY – enrichment toys are part of the daily routine of our orphans and all toys are always filled with fresh fruit, nuts or any other kind of treats :)

Luna had eaten up all the treats and seemed worried she couldn’t find more… she turnt the toy upside down, looked inside…but nothing was left…