Albino orangutan rescued on Borneo island
PALANGKARAYA (Borneo): A rare albino orangutan has been rescued on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where villagers were keeping the white-haired, blue-eyed creature in a cage, a protection group said yesterday.
In an extremely unusual discovery, authorities picked up the female, estimated to be five years old, in a remote village in Kapuas Hulu district.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), which is caring for the critically-endangered ape — believed to be albino — said the organisation had never before in its 25-year history taken in such an orangutan. Normal orangutans have reddishbrown hair.
Villagers said they captured the ape on Thursday. Authorities rescued it two days later. AFP
The blue-eyed orangutan, believed to be an albino, that was rescued in a village in Kapuas Hulu, Borneo, on Monday.