Alba, the Bornean orangutan, is the world’s rarest and most unusual ape, with her white fur and piercing blue eyes.
Alba, the world’s only albino orangutan, was rescued from a cage in 2017 and put back into the wild.
Fortunately, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation stepped in and took steps to protect her. Alba will never be secure in her old home, so they shared her tale and spent months fundraising to purchase her her own island.
Alba’s desire became a reality when the organization acquired a distant island and converted it into a sanctuary for Alba and three of her pals after her tale went viral.
A 25-acre jungle is ringed by a thick canal system on the ‘forest-island.’ BOS provide additional security as well as round-the-clock health and behavior monitoring.
“The new forest-island for Alba will be protected 24 hours a day, seven days a week by security personnel monitoring the island on a regular basis,” Nico Hermanu, a BOS communications officer, told The Dodo. “The sanctuary idea also entails local government and community involvement. We can fairly guarantee that Alba will be well-protected in her own forest-island in this manner.”
Alba lost out on learning key vital life skills since she was kidnapped from her wild environment when she was young.
So she’ll go through jungle training and socialization sessions to discover how their mothers taught them instinctively.
Finally, the world’s rarest and most distinctive primate will be allowed to live in peace.