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By: Shea Gunther on Sept. 15, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
A picture of the albino orangutan

Photo: BOS Foundation/Facebook

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Rescued albino orangutan

This extremely rare albino orangutan was rescued from a village in the Indonesian part of Borneo. The 5-year-old female was being held in a cage by villagers, and the dried blood visible on its nose may have been from attempting to fight free from the villagers.

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) said in a statement that in its 25 years of existence, it had never taken in an albino orangutan to its rehabilitation center, workers are being cautious in their care of the orangutan. She has demonstrated sensitivity to light, and she is showing "wild behaviors." After she receives a full medical evaluation, the BOSF will begin the process of determining the best possible paths forward for the orangutan's conservation and protection.