Our sanctuary was offered pediatric treatments against flu: FERVEX powder which is a combination of Paracetamol and Vitamine C to provide kids just when the first signs of flu appear.
Our very kind donor is a French friend named Franck Goddard who is an ape lover regularly helping other great apes sanctuaries in Africa. This donation will help us a lot since winter has started very early this year as well as runny noses and sneezing
Many thanks to you, Franck, for helping the apes rescued by J.A.C.K. and for being a passionate protector of Great Apes! Sanctuaries like us are extremely happy to have dedicated friends like you, as thanks to your kindness we are able to bring a difference on this planet!
Remember, end of last year, I told you the story of young female KINA undergoing severe eye issues.
Today, again, her left eye is showing some irritation, and the iris as well as the pupil are getting white. Our vet being abroad, we try to give Kina the best treatments and are keeping her indoors, isolated from her friends but also from the dusty and windy climate we have during this dry period of the year…
We’ll come back to you soon with (I hope!) better news,
Every morning, food is hidden in the open air facilities so that the chimps search and ‘hunt’ for their food. This activity sometimes last for hours and keeps them all extremely busy as food is hidden in different places every day.
But then comes the moment nothing is left and the chimps keep on searching… This part of the game can last for hours too …
Yes, although measures are taken to ensure security at J.A.C.K. it can sometimes occur that chimps get too clever to find the best way to be outside the facilities!!!
Two days ago, Tong, the youngest chimpanzee of our main group, managed to escape. A bar of the night enclosure got broken and the chimp just went through the bars. But not too long as our team managed to get him with the others very fast…
The night quarters J.A.C.K. built in 2008 had very thin bars. We didn’t have enough money then to buy thicker bars and we were in need to urgently build extra facilities as our boarders were getting bigger! Franck knew from the beginning these facilities were too ‘weak’ for growing chimps and therefore decided last year to add an extra facility to provide security.
Today, thanks to Franck, Tongo couldn’t go very far ! He was stranded in between the old facility and the new one, could enjoy a few moments of feeling ‘free’ as he was directed back immediately to his group thanks to our team. Why Tongo was the only one to escape? Just because he is the smallest in size and that the others just couldn’t pass through the small space offered by the broken bar…
Baby Luna was introduced last year in August. Today, she is the youngest chimp of her group and most of her chimp friends do like her and it’s mainly Africa and Elia, the two eldest females of the group who take good care of her!
We are very happy to see her enjoying life among all her friends! Luna is groing so fast and well!
Yes, 3 years already that our sanctuary rescued this young female. Remember how tiny she was…. read her story again on following link http://jack.wildlifedirect.org/2010/07/15/vida-the-33rd-confiscated-chimpanzee-handed-over-to-j-a-c-k/
Our sanctuary hosts a few wild fig trees and their fruit are one of the favorite treats of the chimps! That’s the reason why we regularly keep an eye on these trees as once the fruits are ripe, we must collect them very fast before the birds eat them all….
Today, our boarders get figs every morning because Fabienne is collecting the treats for them. Fabienne is a good friend of J.A.C.K. : she assists me for free every day for enrichment and she also helps Maman Angeline in the kitchen…
Merci beaucoup to Fabienne for your wonderful help and for your wish to give THEM the best!!! It’s great having you around!
See by yourself how Tommy has now become an amazing acrobat! Remember, Tommy was de baby with osteomyelitis…
Today, this little ape is enjoying life in his nursery group and is a young chimpanzee like all his other friends! The footage below will show you how he’s now playing on top of the trees …. we are all impressed! Bravo Tommy! We are all so happy you are doing better!
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