Blue-eyed gray-haired orangutan albino rescued from captivity in Borneo

Blue-eyed gray-haired orangutan albino rescued from captivity in Borneo

Five-year-old female orangutan albino released from captivity on the Indonesian island of Borneo, reports the Daily Mail.

Monkey trapped in a cage for two days, rescued the activists of the orangutan survival Foundation, Borneo (The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation). According to environmentalists, the animal is the first albino that has been released.

The female orangutan kalimantans white skin, gray hair and blue eyes and she is very sensitive to light. Daily Mail, citing local media indicates that only one out of 10 thousand monkeys of this species is the albino.

Rescued pet Foundation staff monitor his health. According to them, the monkey may soon release into natural habitat.

In September 2016 at a meeting of the world Congress on nature protection were published a report in which klemantaski orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) have been attributed to animals that are under critical threat of extinction — the highest security category of the International Union for conservation of nature. The animal received such status, the number should be reduced to 80 percent or more of a few generations.

Borneo and Sumatra — the only place in the world inhabited by these apes. According to experts in March of 2016, there lives about 60 thousand orangutans.