Internet Picks Name for Albino Orangutan

It's not 'Orangutan McOrangutanface'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2017 2:40 AM CDT
Internet Picks Name for Albino Orangutan
In this photo released by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Alba sits in a cage at a rehabilitation center in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.   (Indrayana/BOSF via AP, File)

(Newser) – A rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in a Borneo village has been given a new name with the help of online suggestions—and remarkably, it isn't "Orangutan McOrangutanface." The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, which received thousands of suggestions, says the 5-year-old female will be called "Alba," which means "white" in Latin, the AP reports. Alba was stressed, injured, and malnourished when she was rescued April 29, but the foundation says her condition is rapidly improving, reports the Jakarta Globe. The foundation says it has never encountered an albino orangutan before, and it wants to learn more about the condition in great apes before it tries to return Alba to the wild. (Read more orangutans stories.)

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