Monthly Archives: June 2015

hug trains

PICTURE OF THE DAY –¬†feeding time: all the chimps are getting very impatient and youngsters do often start a “hug train”… today, the train is led by orphan Ekolo followed by Tommy and, of course, Nalia!

strange paw paw disease

PICTURE OF THE DAY – strange paw paw disease, can anybody help?

health issues

PICTURE OF THE DAY – Young female Elia isn’t doing that great and has gone through hormonal disorders for the last two months. As suggested, her whomb was checked for ovary cysts or any other patology providing repetitive heats & periods… We still don’t have any vet clinic at J.A.C.K. Our vet Jean Claude managed […]

the winners of yesterday’s contest

Results of yesterday’s contest : we do agree all the pics were just gorgeous and that it was extremely difficult to select one chimp only. Some of you however did so and it appears that babies Luna and Mata are on the 1st and 2nd places of your selection…


PICTURES OF THE DAY – which picture would you prefer when talking about chimps having their mouth full of yummy treats!!!

together forever

PICTURE OF THE DAY – Doguy & Zamba have known each other since May 2007 and have become inseparable friends!  

hiding food

PICTURE OF THE DAY – keeper Fabrice hiding small aubergines on the open air playgrounds (enrichment)

update on fundraising ‘money for security’

We have great news for today as some Friends of JACK, worried about the chimps’ security, have done their best to help out financially to enable us buy the needed materials to start fixing barbed wire on top of the walls located at the edge of our sanctuary. Know that works have started thanks to […]

urgent appeal to solidarity

Dear Friends of Lubumbashi, it’s getting quite cold these days and I’m sure you can feel the climate changes too! Our 39 rescued chimps also feel cold as they are far away from the warm and humid forests they come from. Theferore, we provide hay every night for their beddings to keep them warm. So […]

hazards of Africa

PICTURE OF THE DAY – hardly no water or no water at all for the last few days, countless power cuts or very bad power which prevents you from being connected to the world… however,there are still some aspects of life here which keep you loving and enjoying the place!