Jackie arrived in Tacugama in April 2017. Her origins are still unknown as she was confiscated from a compound close to Freetown. She was brought to the attention of Tacugama’s team by a young visitor. Abraham had come to the sanctuary and just learnt keeping chimpanzees as pets was illegal and stood up for Jackie. She arrived critically dehydrated and underweight. After some time at the nursery, it was time for her to get introduced to a new group, so she got integrated into Zack’s group (which is now AJ's group). Jackie has many friends in the group, including her best childhood friend Jackson (who arrived 1 month after Jackie) and is now the glutton of the group! She can also be found being an auntie to the youngsters.