Rare albino orangutan rescued from cage in Borneo


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/rare-albino-orangutan-rescued.html


#2

Much more adorable than the Great White Apes of Barsoom.


#3

Well, given that this orangutan didn’t end up being named Monkey McMonkeyface, I’m guessing this campaign didn’t occur on the open internet.


#4

Just as well; too many people the Librarian would have to bounce upside down on their heads till they really understood that orangs are not monkeys. (Or chimpanzees).


#5

The photo is not of an albino ape. Or he is wearing contacts to protect his red irises.


#6

She is wearing contacts, you mean. That is obviously a female orangutan.

She is possibly albino, because albinism doesn’t always cause pink eyes, just very pale eyes that look pink in certain light. She could be leucistic though, and not a true albino.


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