OMIA 002280-9600 : Coat colour, albinism, generic in Pongo pygmaeus

In other species: goldfish , grass carp , rainbow trout , axolotl , African clawed frog , grivet , dog , American black bear , brown bear , raccoon , Sumatran tiger , hippopotamus , American bison , sheep , hares , golden hamster , North American deer mouse , meadow voles , nutria , gray short-tailed opossum , northern pocket gopher , Arizona pocket mouse , rufous rat-kangaroo , turkey vulture , eastern chipmunk , Campbell's desert hamster , , western chorus frog

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Congenital lack of pigment in all parts of the body.

History: As reported via http://www.orangutans.com.au/Orangutans-Survival-Information/BOS-Foundation-Rescues-Albino-Orangutan.aspx, "The BOS [Borneo Orangutan Survival] Foundation, in cooperation with Central Kalimantan BKSDA, has successfully rescued a 5-year-old female orangutan from Tanggirang village, Kapuas Hulu sub-district, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan. The rescue took place on April 29, after receiving information from the Kapuas Hulu of Police. She was held captive by local residents for two days but is displaying wild behaviours, meaning there is a good chance she could soon be released back to a natural habitat. A preliminary physical examination conducted by our medical team has determined this is an albino orangutan: her hair, eye, and skin color is paler than normal, and she is also sensitive to light. BOS Foundation will continue to observe her and conduct routine health tests at Nyaru Menteng Clinic."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-05-rare-albino-orangutan-borneo-island.html#jCp

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-05-albino-orangutan-alba-global-appeal.html#jCp"

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