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