probably The only white Orang-Utan in the world, a female named Alba, is allowed to return in freedom. The six-year-old animal should be released into the wild this week in the jungle of the island of Borneo, the Indonesian government and the animal protection organisation, BOS said. The new home of the Albino-monkey lady of the national Park Bukit Baka Bukit Raya is in the future, in the Indonesian part of the island.
The have been discovered to Albini-ISM-suffering animal with the white fur and the blue eyes was in April 2017 to Borneo in a remote village - is being neglected and locked in a tiny wooden cage. From there, it was placed in a rescue station of the animal welfare organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS), where it was nursed back to health. There, the females lived, but also behind bars.
The animal is not allowed back in freedom.(photo: Reuters)
Meanwhile, Alba has recovered completely, apart from a visual impairment due to a congenital genetic defect. "Due to their visual impairment, we will monitor your ability to move safely through the rainforest and to find enough food after her release very carefully", says Agus Fahroni, chief of the organization's veterinarian. Also, the skin of the animal was observed, since Albinos are especially vulnerable to skin damage by the UV radiation from the sun.
in Total, there are between 70 000 and 100 000 Orang-Utans. The apes that are normally reddish-brown fur, is today considered as a highly endangered or even threatened with extinction.