the World's only known albino-orangutan, Alba, Wednesday be set free in the rainforest of Borneo.
the typing of the Danish organisation Red Orangutangen, who has followed the Alba close and is a partner with the indonesian counterpart, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), which stands for genudsættelsen of orangutangen.
Alba was for several years kept illegally as pets in a cage in Borneo, until a rescue team in april last year and saved it. Ago has Alba been living at a centre for orangutans.
But the approximately six-year-old orangutan exhibit wild behaviour and will, therefore, now have the chance to return to a life of full freedom.
- It is positive that the indonesian authorities want to give Alba a chance for a life in freedom, says Hanne Gürtler, director in the Red Orangutangen.
Genudsættelsen is going to take place in the national park Bukit Baka Bukit Paya National Park in Central Kalimantan.
It is an area of 236.000 hectares of protected rainforest, as BOSF since 2012 has used to release 112 orangutans.
Alba will be followed in its free life via a radio transmitter.
- It is reassuring, that you want to monitor Alba's adaptation to life in the rain forest carefully, and that there is a plan B, if it don't succeed Alba to return to a life in the rainforest, says Hanne Gürtler.
Alba is so far the only albino-orangutan, known to man, and it has in recent years been living at a rehabilitation center, which has prepared the life in the open.
the Time as pets, however, has left its mark and Alba have until now not been able to cope on their own in the rainforest.
the Monkey are also struggling with more problems as the albino.
Its symptoms of albinism include reduced vision and hearing, and extra-large risk for skin cancer.
in addition Alba also orangutangen Kiki discarded. The two monkeys have been together since Alba arrived to the center.
Orangutans live only in Borneo and Sumatra. According to naturorganisationen IUCN is the number of Borneo-orangutans has decreased by 60 percent from 1950 to 2010.
Therefore came orangutangen in 2016 on the list of critically endangered animal species.
It is expected that even more will disappear by 2025, because the rainforest is being harvested.
Orangutans can be up to 45 years in the wild and up to 60 years in captivity.