Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mata enjoying the forest

As mentioned previously, baby Mata goes now every day at the Sanctuary where he can enjoy life in the forest with his surrogate mom, Maman Angeline. Here are the first pictures of Mata climbing trees – he’s a real expert and he really likes to discover new experiences. Soon he’ll be introduced to Luna & […]

2 new steps for baby Mata

Mata is doing fine and is slowly recovering from all the trauma he went through before arriving at J.A.C.K.  He is eating well, has put on weight but has however  lost a lot of hair probably because of the bad conditions he had been kept in a few months ago. His fur is now hopefuly […]

cold is back

The last time we talked about flu and keeping the chimp indoors was because of the heavy rains we had several months ago. This time, temperatures are dropping down terribly (especially at night and early in the morning) which keeps on reminding us we also have ‘Winter’ here in Africa! Day temperatures vary between 28° […]

JACK growing education centre

Thanks to the generosity of two main donors, the International Primate Protection League and the ARCUS Foundation, J.A.C.K. has been given the opportunity to continue the works of developping  its education centre. Today, the education area  is made of 4 hut-shaped-education buildings; each hut has a particular topic related to Conservation and to Chimpanzees. Education […]

haysacks for J.A.C.K.

A good friend of J.A.C.K., Corine, has just offered our sanctuary about 200 sacks of hay she had previously cut for her horse. Corine mentioned the hay had no more nutriments for her horse (too dry & too old) and because she knew we offer our hairy friends fresh and dry grass every day so […]

natural yummy treats to come!

J.A.C.K. is located on the land of the Lubumbashi Zoo not far from the city centre. On the few hectares that have been allocated to the Sanctuary by DRC Ministry of the Environment, J.A.C.K. has started growing vegetables (green garden) as well as some fruit trees (paw paw, guava, banana, advocadoes, lemon, wild grapes) but […]

enrichment thanks to Gladys!

Gladys is a goood friend of J.A.C.K. We met her last year here in Lubumbashi and we offered her the possibility to come and help us bring daily enrichment to our dear hairy friends. Now that Gladys is back home in Europe, she absolutely wanted to be part of the enrichment programm and she offered […]