A rare albino orangutan is being cared for by an animal protection group in Indonesia after being rescued.
The white-haired and blue-eyed female orangutan was being held captive in a remote village in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.
It had been held in a cage for two days and “still displays wild behaviours”, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation said.
The animal could soon be released back into the wild, the group said.
‘Sensitive to light’
Albino orangutans are extremely rare and this is the first taken in by the organisation in its 25-year history, BOS Foundation told AFP news agency.
The group said it had determined the animal had albinism after physical examinations, saying its eyes were very sensitive to light.
The animal, believed to be five years old, is being assessed at the group’s rehabilitation centre, home to nearly 500 orangutans.
Bornean orangutans are classified as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation …