Gelada Reserve


Take a brief trip to the highlands of Ethiopia. See a naturalistic habitat for monkeys, Nubian ibex, and rock hyrax to roam.

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Open year-round


Included with all tickets.


  • Rough Terrain
  • Touch Exhibit
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Unique Primates

Geladas are sometimes known as “bleeding heart baboons” for the characteristic patch of red skin on their chests. The males have a flowing cape of long hair on their backs which resembles a shawl.

Family Bonds

It’s fascinating to observe the geladas interacting with one another within their family units. They are the only non-human primate known to communicate in speech-like rhythms while simultaneously using complex facial movements.

In the Exhibit

Nubian Ibex

A species of long-horned mountain goat that is adapted to steep mountain habitats.

Rock Hyrax

A small terrestrial mammal that lives among boulders, rock crevices, and cliffs. Hyraxes are among the closest living relatives to elephants.


A grass-grazing monkey endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. They are the only surviving primates other than humans who are entirely ground-based.

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