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Gelada

 

(Theropithecus gelada), a monkey of the family Cercopithecidae, order of Primates. In males body length is 70-74 cm; tail length, 46-50 cm; and weight, approximately 20 kg. Females are smaller: body length, 50-65 cm; weight, approximately 13 kg. Geladas resemble baboons. The male’s mantle of fur is brown, and the female has gray fur. There is an hourglass patch of bare red skin on the chest. Geladas are found in the mountains of Ethiopia above 2,000 m. They live in rocky areas in herds of up to 400 and feed on onions, grasses, and insects. They rarely climb trees.

M. F. NESTURKH

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The gelada baboon is native to Africa and lives only in a small area of Ethiopia.
Murray Abraham escorts viewers through sundry mating rituals, from minuscule jumping spiders whose males' choreographed dances woo females (who may eat them during copulation -- oops) to gelada baboons, whose women select their males based on the color and heat emanating from their chest patches of exposed skin.
The pair are the first Gelada baboons to be born in captivity in the UK.
Ferrari's team is now studying mother-infant interactions in gelada baboons.
The team was rewarded by incredible mountain views and seeing gelada baboons, ibex and a host of birds.
Cameras show gelada baboons screaming to frighten off predators in China, demoiselle cranes struggling to fly over the Himalayas, and snow leopards hunting on the Pakistan peaks.
High up in the Ethiopian mountains live the peaceloving gelada baboons who settle disputes by pulling faces.
T he hairy gelada baboons huddled together against the pelting hailstones look like a bedraggled bunch of commuters waiting for a bus, although four kilometres up in the desolate mountains of Ethiopia, they'd have to wait forever to see one.
Bill will also open the Black Country tourist attraction's Baboons on the Bank exhibit, a oneacre hillside grazing area for Gelada baboons.
In the Ethiopian mountains, four kilometres above sea level, 800-strong bands of gelada baboons roam the moorlands.
CONSERVATIONIST and TV presenter Bill Oddie will open the PS20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit at DZG featuring a family group of Gelada baboons, on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.
Four kilometres up in the Ethiopian mountains, 800-strong bands of gelada baboons roam the land.