Monthly Archives: July 2013

broccoli !

Dear Friends,     Chimps love broccoli! Yes they do! Because our sanctuary lives only on donations, J.A.C.K. is being offered vegetables every week by a friend (Fynn) running a farm not far from Lubumbashi. This week, we have received a lot of broccoli which the chimp really love! This helps us a lot as, […]

Tommy and Nalia are inseparable!

Dear All, These two young chimpanzees were handed over to JACK by DRC environment officials in 2010. ¬†They had been rescued by 2 southa frican people who left the DRCongo as their job near Banalia was finished. Today, 3 years later, Tommy and Nalia are always together. Let’s say that it’s Nalia who is really […]

banana and fig ice cubes

Dear friends,   Many of you know already J.A.C.K. has now a good friend in Lubumbashi who is developping the enrichment program for the chimps. Fabienne has been with us for several weeks now and is inventing multiple items to keep all the chimps of the sanctuary busy.¬†This time, she organised ice cubes full of […]

compost for the green garden

Dear friends of J.A.C.K., Most of you know we were offered last year a netted green house from a South African company named ‘MARKET TO AFRICA’. J.A.C.K. does its best to obtain good results from the green garden, but the soil we have at J.A.C.K. is very poor and we also live special times due […]

a silverback

Dear friends, J.A.C.K. Sanctuary is rescuing common chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes Schweinfurtii) and bushbabies (Otolemur Crassicaudatus). Why now talking about ‘silverbacks’? these creatures are gorillas? and J.A.C.K. has never rescued any … so why should there be a gorilla at J.A.C.K.? the answer is ‘for education’. Yes, a wonderful concrete mountain gorilla is standing in the […]

grooming, grooming and grooming

Dear Friends, Most of you know what social activity ‘grooming’ is among chimpanzees and what this behaviour means in a group. The chimps can spend hours picking through each others hair. See by yourself: