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My Name is Alba

 

Alba – She’s a unique one of kind

Her name is Alba, which means "white" in Latin. Alba was rescued on April 29, 2017 in the village of Tanggirang, Kapuas Hulu, Central Kalimantan. She was rescued from residents who locked him in a cage in a pathetic state. She stressed and dehydration, weak, has parasitic infections, and has no appetite. In her first days at the Orangutan Reintroduction Center in Nyaru Menteng, she only wanted to eat sugar cane. The very rare orangutan was monitored for 24 hours by a veterinarian team in a dimly closed quarantine building because Alba is very sensitive to sunlight.

Concerned about its rare and unique condition, BOS Foundation is now carefully gathering information about albinism in great apes before being able to decide the best course of action for their future welfare.

By the end of June, Alba will start her new life in a 10-hectare forest house. Like humans, all orangutans are unique individuals. Then, Alba will be transferred to a special man-made island that covers 10 hectares of natural habitat so she can live freely and remain protected from human threats. Even though Alba has good experience in living in the wild, she can be translocated quickly without a long rehabilitation process, her albinism (lack of pigment and melanin in her hair and skin) can cause health complications such as poor vision, hearing bad, and skin cancer. This will make it more vulnerable to be hunting or the predators.

During her stay at the island-forest house, Alba will be accompanied by three other orangutans. They were named Radmala (female, 4 years), Kika (female, 6 years), and Unyu (male, 4 years) all of which were introduced to Alba. And they became close friends.

After being on the island, Alba and the others will get full monitoring and security that will record which orangutans are seen in the eating place, where extra food is given twice a day.

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Source from BOSFoundation

 

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