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gelada baboon
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Gelada Facts

Old World Monkey
Alternative names: Theropithecus gelada, Gelada baboon
Where in the world? Ethiopian Highlands, Africa
Habitat: High grasslands (up to 1,800 – 4,400 meters above sea level)
Diet: Grass blades and seeds, flowers, rhizomes, herbs, roots and fruits
Size: 19.7 to 29.5 inches
Weight: 24.3 to 46.2 pounds
Average lifespan: 19 to 20 years
Conservation status: Least Concern

“While sometimes called the gelada baboon, the gelada is actually a distinct species of monkey. Geladas have an hourglass-shaped patch of skin on their chests, which is more pronounced on males than females.

Geladas are known as the last grass-grazing primates, with blades and seeds of grass forming 90% of their diet. Geladas eat the grass in the same way as other grazing animals such as zebras and antelopes.”

Taken from IP Factly’s 25 Awesome Apes & Monkeys

YouTube video playlist
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The Playlist:

  1. World’s Deadliest – Gelada vs. Gelada by NatGeoWild
  2. Gelada baboons – Simen Mountains, Ethiopia by Andreas Vesper
  3. Gelada Monkey Army Raids Ethiopian Harvest – Human Planet: Mountains, preview – BBC One
  4. Violent Monkey Takeover Caught on Camera by NationalGeographic
  5. Gelada Baboons by NationalGeographic


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