Meet ”Alba” World’s only albino orangutan…

The orangutan, called Alba, was rescued by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in April last year.

Alba’s condition is very unique.

She has white hair, blue irises and red pupils, and was determined to be an albino. (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Jamartin Sihite, BOS Foundation CEO, said:

“The decision to return Alba, the first albino orangutan ever to be recorded, back to the forest supports the government’s –

in this case the Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s – commitment to protecting all of Indonesia’s wildlife, including orangutans and their habitat.

“As the implementing partner for this release, the BOS Foundation endeavours to use all of their experience to support the government’s plans, and make this release the most successful it possibly can be.”

Sadly, when she was discovered she was ‘exhibiting wild behaviours’, and was aggressive towards humans.

However, a rehabilitation programme has helped to tame Alba, and she’s now ready to be released.

Alba’s condition is very unique. She has white hair, blue irises and red pupils, and was determined to be an albino.

The world’s first recorded albino orangutan has been released into the wild.

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

 

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

 

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Sadly, when she was discovered she was ‘exhibiting wild behaviours’, and was aggressive towards humans

She’s the first albino orangutan to be recorded

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

 

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

 

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

 

Alba was discovered in a remote corner of Borneo

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

Alba in the forest of Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

Meet ''Alba'' World's only albino orangutan

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