Our primate safari in the pearl of Africa has been a huge success. We have now arrived back in Entebbe and will be wrapping up the trip with a visit to the Mabamba Swamp to photograph the rare and endangered shoebill Stork.
Team Rukara it has been an absolute pleasure to travel with you. We are very proud of your images and commitment to have a good time.
Here is our official team photo. A massive thanks to Trevor Huteau for inviting Rukara (chimp) along for the shoot.
Uganda we love you and cannot wait to come back in 2018!
Earlier this year, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), rescued an incredibly rare albino orangutan named Alba. Since then she has been in the care of BOS staff and is now known as the world's only albino orangutan. However, because of her unique features it has been decided that she needs a special place to live because of her constraining colour and health related illnesses. This makes her very susceptible to skin cancers, poor eyesight and bad hearing. Now BOS is determined to build Alba her own island forest to keep her safe. The island is going to be made a minimum of 5 hectares big (12.4 acres) where she can live with three other orangutans who are already familiar with Alba and have bonds together. Once the islands construction is finished, the orangutan group will be moved there where they will be monitored, protected and observed by a special full time team that will ensure the apes are thriving. Being such a rare and incredible creature, many will try to sell or capture Alba which is why a team of Rangers and staff will help keep her and her friends safe in their new home. #usoa#u_s_o_a#universalsocietyofanimals#news#animals#animal#animalkingdom#nature#wild#wildlife#conservation#rare#albino#albinoism#orangutan#albinoorangutan#alba#ape#primate#greatape#protection#island#borneo#BOS