Many animals are born with traits that make them stand out. These are amazing, and they stand out in their group because of them. Some things about these animals are even bad for them, like being easy for predators to spot.
Some people are too interested in these rare animals, which is a shame. They don’t want to give them away. Don’t hold these poor animals against the law.
In this story, an albino female chimpanzee is used as an example. The people in Tanggirang village, Kapuas Hulub, locked her in a cage for two days.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) and the Central Kalimantan BKSDA were able to save her, which was lucky.
BOS is a non-profit group from Indonesia. It was set up in 1991 to protect the Bornean orangutan and the forest where it lives. BOS has worked with local groups to help them reach their goals. Currently, 400 people work for the group and care for 750 orangutans.
The group just saved a 5-year-old female ape who is very special. It’s an albino with white hair and blue eyes.
“Orangutans are rare, and an albino orangutan is even rarer,” Nico Hermanu of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation told AFP. “Since BOSF was started 25 years ago, our rehabilitation center had never before taken in an albino orangutan.”
The albino ape is now doing well, which is good news. BOS got there at the right time to let her out of the cage.
Orangutans live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, both in Indonesia. They live in lush jungles that have lost more than 80% of their area in the last 20 years.