Sponsor a primate

To sponsor a primate is to provide your new friend with the best care!

To support a chimpanzee means indeedto provide your sponsored friend with the balanced food and the appropriate vet care he/she needs monthly. 

Since J.A.C.K. is located in a country constantly shaken by insecurity and political unrest, finding decent food and medication is a daily challenge!

This is the reason why fees to sponsor onr chimpanze at J.A.C.K. are of 10€/month. The sponsorship covers a minimum of 6 months (60 €) to 1 year (120€). It is rewable and can be paid in be paid via monthly instalments (10€).


Sponsoring packs include your Sponsorship Certificate as well as the Biography and a recent picture of your new friend. Also, updates of the sponsored chimpanzee are usually sent monthly via email by Founder Roxane.

Since J.A.C.K. has stopped the trade in chimpanzees in and around the city of Lubumbashi, the chimp residents to be sponsored are growing and there are no more very young infants to adopt. But tell me, older chimpanzee orphans have the right  to be sponsored,  loved and cherished too, don’t they?  

Small primates will be soon added to our Primat Sponsorship Program

Please keep in mind that it is very difficult to send funds to the DR Congo and that your contribution goes straight to our French Charity « LES AMIS DE JACK » via the fundraising page named ‘HELLOASSO’. 

Zumba

(FEMALE BORN PROB. EN 2015 – SOLITARY & BRAVE)

Zumba had been bought at the Zambian border of Kasumbalesa by a collector of exotic animals (birds, mammals, etc) who thought he could keep the ape at his private place. He had called the baby « Trump ».Zumba has been seized upon arrival in Lubumbashi as the neighbours of the « owner » denounced him.

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Kimo

(MALE BORN PROB IN 2007 – TIMID)

Kimo belonged to a high ranking DRC official and was handed over to J.A.C.K. with severe neurological issues. He couldn’t climb a tree or cling on your back as he had no strength in his hands…

Mata

(MALE BORN PROB END 2012 – BRAVE)

When he arrived, Mata was deeply traumatized and had severe skin issues (he had lost most of his hair!). It took him months to recover physically and mentally!

Nalia

(FEMALE BORN IN 2008 – POSSESIVE)

NALIA was on sale on a bushmeat market in Banalia close to Kisangani. Her mom was next to her, chopped up in pieces to be sold as a delicacy. Nalia was rescued by Grant, a young man who contacted J.A.C.K. to fly her to the sanctuary. 

Tommy

(MALE BORN PROB IN 2007 – GENEROUS & VERY BRAVE)

Tommy arrived at J.A.C.K. with a severe bone infection in his lft upper arm and the injury was so bad we thought he wouldn’t make it! The vet wanted to amputate; which we didn’t do!

Ekolo

(MALE BORN END 2009 – SHY)

Authorities found Ekolo in Kinshasa and thought he was a bonobo. He was sent to J.A.C.K. in November 2010 thanks to the kindness of Sanctuary Lola ya Bonobo

Kaly

(FEMALE BRON PROB END 2011 – PLAYFULL & OPEN MINDED)

No-one dared buying her when she was on sale on the streets of the city which proves J.A.C.K. victory in stopping the trade of apes in Southern DR CONGO!

Luna

(FEMALE BORN PROB. END 2010 – STUBBORN)

Luna was very young when she arrived : she was so small and weak she couldn’t walk ! Also, when J.A.C.K. rescued her, she was ready to be flown as a pet to the US.

Maïka

(FEMALE BORN PROB IN 2007 -BRAVE & MATERNAL)

Seen on the streets of Lubumbashi, Maïka got taken by wildlife officials and brought to J.A.C.K. She had pneumonia and nearly died. Today she is strong and healthy and seems to be the favourite girl friend of dominant Tika!

Rosie

(FEMALE BORN PROB IN 2008 – PLAYFUL & STUBBORN)

ROSIE was rescued by the people in charge of the EPULU Okapi Reserve in the North of the DRC. Her mom and her group had been slaughtered by poachers. ROSIE was flown to J.A.C.K.