Villagers locked up a rare albino orangutan, but wildlife rescuers were able to free it.
This sweet orangutan has touched many people all over the world with her unique beauty.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is an Indonesian non-profit group that has been around since 1991. Its goal is to protect the Bornean orangutan and its natural habitat.
To achieve their goals, BOS works with local communities, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, and international partner organizations. With the help of 400 staff, BOS is taking care of almost 750 orangutans at the moment.
With the help of the Central Kalimantan BKSDA, BOS recently saved a 5-year-old female orangutan in the Tanggirang village of Kapuas Hulu. But this sweet girl is different from other orangutans because she is albino. She is an albino orangutan, according to the BOS medical staff, because her hair, eyes, and skin are all lighter than a normal orangutan’s. She also has trouble with light.
Orangutans live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, which are both in Indonesia. Since they live in trees, they need the lush rainforest to survive. The area of rainforest on these islands has shrunk by more than 80% in just the last 20 years, mostly because of palm oil production.