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Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Rescued In South-East Asia

She has white hair and blue eyes.

02/05/2017 3:26 PM AEST | Updated 02/05/2017 3:32 PM AEST
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The incredibly cute primate was held in captivity for two days before she was rescued.

A rare albino Orangutan has been rescued in Borneo after being held captive by locals for days.

In a combined effort by the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation and Central Kalimantan BKSDA the five-year-old female Orangutan was rescued after the groups were tipped off by local police.

The organisation says this is the very first albino Orangutan they have helped, as approximately 1 in every 10,000 Orangutans have the genetic condition. Exact numbers of how many Orangutans are albino however, are still unknown.

In a statement BOS said: "We will continue to observe her and conduct routine health tests.

"She was held captive by local residents for two days and still displays wild behaviours, meaning there is a good chance she could soon be released back to a natural habitat."

So it seems our little albino friend is safe, in good health and will be back to living a normal life soon enough.


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