Monthly Archives: April 2009

Fondation Bralima, a “big” donation

Hello again, Bralima is a brewery which started a few months ago in Lubumbashi and which has been in Kinshasa (capital of the DRC)since 1923. It is owned by Heineken International.  I met a lady last year but I actually didn’t know her husband was one of the Bralima managers of Lubumbashi. She visited JACK several times […]


Hi Everyone, Please, don’t worry about Santa and Kimo: their wounds have healed and they are doing extremely fine now. Kimo is the baby with the neurological problems. Do you remember? Kimo, November 2008 when he arrived at JACK Well, since he’s enjoying every day games in the open air enclosure, climbing trees and playing […]

Santa/Mapima and Kimo: still not introduced

Hello Friends of JACK, Although Santa (formerly called “Mapima” on the Web) and little Kimo have already finished their 3-month-quarantine-period, they haven’t been introduced yet into the main enclosure . Santa (right) and Kimo in their quarantine enclosure Some weeks ago, we tried to present them to Chita, Bachi and Shasa. It was positive. Santa coming […]

Little Jak

Hello dear Friends, This time, I’ll talk about an association called “Little Jak” which was created in 2006 just after the fire/sabotage that killed two of our baby ones. Little Jak is located in France, not far from Lyon, and is run by Mr. Thivillon Pierre, the CEO of a Zoological park known for its […]

PASA, the chimp with nearly no fur…

Hello Everyone, Do you remember PASA? The little “Kivu 4” that arrived at JACK end of February and who nearly had no hair???   Well, if you look at him now, you can see that he’s doing a lot better and that his hair is coming back!   Winter has already started here in Central […]

DOGUY, sedated again

Hi Friends of JACK! Doguy, the baby chimp with eye problems, had to be sedated again last Thursday as keratitis  commenced again. After his first sedation, Doguy had a one-month-antibiotic-treatment. All went perfectly well and our vet decided to stop everything to see what was to come next. Unfortunately, about 10 days after Doguy had […]

Flu has gone!

Flu has gone!!! All the chimps are well again and we do take many precautions now as weather starts to become a bit chillier and winter is approaching… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/5-STuyNZMkE” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Santa is completely fine and stayed with us about 2 1/2 weeks because of her respiratory problems. While being with us, […]

3 years ago, JAK, the 1st chimpanzee ever seized by local authorities in the Katanga Province (DRC)

Dear Friends of JACK, The month of April is very particular to Franck and myself : it was on the 6th of April 2006 that we first  met JAK, a dying baby chimpanzee for sale on the streets of Lubumbashi…   JAK is the first chimpanzee ever confiscated in the Southern DRC province of Katanga.   When […]