Monthly Archives: January 2013

sneezing and coughing in the nursery group

Hello everyone, January is the wettest month of the year. We have had too much rain for the last few weeks and  some of the very young ones started sneezing and coughing the other day. That’s why Tommy, Ekolo, Luna, Nalia and Lynn have been set into quarantine for better observation and treatment. No fever […]

Dr Ian Redmond at J.A.C.K.

Dear Friends, It was a huge surprise to hear that Dr Ian Redmond was coming for a short stay in Lubumbashi and that he intended to visit J.A.C.K. ! Franck and I were filled with emotion when showing him the sanctuary. Our visitor was impressed by all we have achieved so far regarding chimpanzee rescues […]

W.V.S. helping J.A.C.K.

The Worldwide Veterinary Service is a UK registered charity that supports animal charities and non-profit organisations all over the world.  It sends veterinary and non-veterinary volunteers, donates veterinary goods, supplies and equipment and also gives free veterinary advice and consultation. J.A.C.K. has know Tess and the W.V.S team since 2009 when our little sanctuary was […]

education center thanks to IPPL

Dear Friends, Several months ago, we shared wonderful news: IPPL and their sponsor, the Arcus Foundation, had offered J.A.C.K. a substantial donation to launch  the first steps of J.A.C.K. education center: the construction of two hut-shaped-buildings were offered thanks to their generosity. The two education huts have already had a great success; visitors do like them! Today, and thanks to the 2012 grant […]

J.A.C.K. Sanctuary Southern DRC

J.A.C.K. Sanctuary was created in 2006 and is located Southern DRC not far from the Zambian border. For the last 6 years it has rescued 42 chimpanzees, 1 bonobo and 6 bushbabies. Our aim is to protect an animal species in danger of extinction because  it is hunted for its meat (bushmeat) and because the youngsters represent money […]

Maïka: mouth, hands & feet full!

I don’t think much has to be said… Young female Maïka was probably scared she wouldn’t have enough cabbage for her meal and tried to collect as much cabbage as possible… Bon appétit, Maïka!  

Kina’s eyes – update

Remember, dear Friends, Kina had severe eye issues several weeks ago and had to be isolated to provide the needed care and attention.   Today, as already mentioned, Kina enjoys life again in her group and her eyes are doing extremely well. The use of a particular ointment (MAXITROL eye ointment – ALCON)  donated to […]