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This Rare Albino Orangutan Is The Only One Of It’s Kind & Her Name Is Alba

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A rare albino orangutan was rescued earlier this month from a village in Indonesia where it was kept in a cage.The five-year-old orangutan, which was rescued from the Kapuas Hulu district in Borneo, has made quite a comeback, gaining up to 10 pounds in a couple of weeks.

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The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is caring for the primate, according to the Telegraph. Orangutans are critically endangered, meaning they are one step away from extinction, and the foundation cares for close to 500 of them.(nationalgeographic)

The foundation reported that it had never cared for an albino orangutan at the rehabilitation center in its 25-year history.Thr foundation is hoping to raise the 80,000 dollars needed to buy land in central Kalimantan for the special reserve.

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They said the land, which would be surrounded by a moat, would allow Alba to “live freely in a natural habitat, but protected from threats posed by humans”.To ensure that Alba can live a free and fulfilling life we are making her a forest island home, where she can live freely in natural habitat, but protected from threats posed by humans,” the foundation said.

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