Monthly Archives: January 2009


Dear Friends, I’m afraid, no good news for this time : all the chimps of the Refuge have runny noses, are coughing, sneezing …Horrible! It seems the main enclosure has turned into a big quarantine area as all of them are sick! All the chimps have runny noses (here Wanza) Remember last year, visitors had thrown […]

Lola at J.A.C.K.

Hello Everyone,  A few days ago we had the visit of Claudine André (Lola Ya Bonobo).   Yes, Claudine stayed with us a few hours early in the morning before flying back to Kinshasa and her stay was full of interest because she gave J.A.C.K. plenty of tips and advice. Claudine said the chimpanzees of our […]

12000 visitors a month for free at J.A.C.K.

Friends of JACK, First of all, thanks to all of you who are reading us and supporting us. Remember that the development and the progress of the Refuge is linked to your generosity. The JACK Refuge for seized chimpanzees is located in the Lubumbashi Zoo in the middle of the city of Lubumbashi. JACK has […]

J.A.C.K. is also a bushbaby project

Dear Friends, As already mentioned, JACK not only saves infant chimps but also takes care of bush babies or galagos.   In our Southern part of the DRC, one of the galago species we have is the biggest bush baby of Africa : the greater galago (otolemur crassicaudatus crassicaudatus).   Unlike apes and most of the […]

Kimo and Santa (Mapima): two rescued chimps enjoying life at J.A.C.K.

Hi Everyone, For you, today, an update on little Kimo and Santa (Mapima). Both as you will see are doing fine and still stay with us at home.  [kml_flashembed movie=”http://fr.youtube.com/v/wPJWY8UHgcc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] January is the rainiest month of the year and the prevent any flu or other bronchial diseases, both do stay inside their play […]

How Tongo and Jane are getting on in the main enclosure

Sheryl, Annie, Christine and Theresa,   As to reply to your questions about Tongo and Jane in the main enclosure, all is fine. Especially for baby Tongo who has been accepted immediately. This picture below summarises how Tongo is doing today. Tongo and Shasa   Yes, as expected, it is the eldest female, SHASA, who […]

Last milk of the day

Dear All, I decided today to share with you some moments we had this evening at feeding time. The chimpanzees were waiting to go inside their neight enclosure in order to get their last milk of the day. Sometimes they are very quite and patient. But tonight, maybe because I was recording, it was a very very noisy time. The chimp […]

Help our closest relatives in 2009

This morning, 6 a.m. Kimo and Santa getting their first milk of the year… Don’t forget that we need YOU to continue the work. Your donations are crucial to the welfare of these little angels. If each one of you could give even 1 Dollar, YOU could do the difference to save our closest relatives !  THANK […]