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The Only Known Albino Orangutan In The World Is Getting Her Own Man-Made Island

by Mauricio Castillo
Mauricio has been writing for 11 years and is deeply into movies, sports and anything funny.

It’s always fascinating to see albino animals, as they are some of the rarest creatures on the planet. The animal in the video below, however, might actually be the rarest.

Get ready to meet Alba, the world’s only known albino orangutan!

According to KTBC, Alba, whose name means “white” in Latin, lives in Indonesia at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.

Alba was rescued in April 2017. She had lots of experience living in the wild, much of it good — but because of her rare albinism, the foundation feels she has to be relocated, calling her a “very special case.”

According to the foundation, her albinism could lead to health complications like poor eyesight and hearing, or even skin cancer. With that in mind, they deemed it necessary to protect and watch over Alba.

In fact, they decided it was time for Alba to get a home that she could call her own!

According to the foundation, Alba will get her own man-made island measuring 10 hectares of natural habitat (one hectare is about 10,000 square feet).

“She can live a life of freedom, while remaining protected from human threats,” the foundation wrote on its website.

The foundation also said they are accepting donations for Alba’s new home; you can donate here.

Check Alba out in the video below and please SHARE it on Facebook!

Photos: KTBC Austin; Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

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