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  Gelada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the Gelada is restricted to Ethiopia and Eritrea today, fossils of the genus are known from South Africa, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, and India.
This is thought to be similar to the swelling on the buttocks during oestrus that is common to all baboons.
The Gelada is primarily a grass-eater, eating every part of the plant, from the seeds, to the roots, to the stalk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gelada   (465 words)

  
 Gelada Baboon
Gelada (pronounced "jeh-LAH-da") baboons are highly social and live in established family units with one adult male, three to six females, and their young.
Geladas are not territorial and it is not uncommon to find congregations of separate units feeding together.
Gelada baboons are relatively large primates, the average male is about 30 inches tall and weighs 65-80 pounds; females are about half that size.
www.wcs.org /67378/factsheetarchive/factsheet-geladababoon   (447 words)

  
 Simmons: Graminivorous Adaptations of Theropithecus gelada
The opposability index of the gelada thumb and forefinger and the robusticity index (diameter of fingers relative to length) are the highest among all nonhuman primates (Dunbar 1984).
Even in the gelada population observed by Crook, a population which occupied both a gallery forest and plowed agricultural lands, the gelada preferred to scavenge for grasses on the plowed lands rather than make use of the foods in the forest.
Gelada spend much more time feeding during the afternoon than do the other species; their mornings are exclusively social, while anubis baboons tend to have intervals of activity spaced throughout the day.
www.anthropology.emory.edu /EA/simmons.html   (1251 words)

  
 Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada)
The average body mass for an adult male gelada baboon is around 20 kilograms, and for the female it is between 13 and 16 kilograms.
The basic unit of the gelada baboon social structure is the unimale group which consists of one male and several females.
This call is emitted by all gelada baboons except adult males, and functions as an alarm signal especially to a sudden disturbance (Estes, 1991).
members.tripod.com /uakari/theropithecus_gelada.html   (1125 words)

  
 Voices - Family Gathers for First Reunion
Gelada, the grandson of Giocondino, has been researching his family history and working on a family tree for the past 14 years.
Gelada said piecing together the family genealogy required Internet research, conversations with relatives, and, of all things, a recent trip to that Mediterranean peninsula.
Gelada's distant relatives were able to fill in some history gaps for him.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=13487849&BRD=1380&PAG=461&dept_id=157525&rfi=6   (503 words)

  
 Environmental Protection Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Gelada baboons (Theropiticus gelada) are the most exaggerated of all primates in bodily form, and are so extreme that they no longer resemble a monkey in any sense.
Geladas live in the treeless montane grasslands of Ethiopian highlands, where they forage on the ground all day and sleep on rocky cliffs at night.
Gelada numbers are declining and are threatened with the possibility of extinction, even if not in the foreseeable future.
www.epa.gov.et /Endangered_Species.htm   (1767 words)

  
 Kings of the Hill @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Theropithecus gelada, as a gelada is properly called, is the last species in a once great dynasty of grass-grazing primates.
Although they are not endangered, geladas are considered threatened because of their fragmented habitat and because of Ethiopia's growing human population and expanding farmlands.
In addition to the gelada, the endangered Walia ibex, the endangered Ethiopian wolf, and the mountain nyala all roam the highland plateaus.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0211/feature4   (1150 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Gelada baboon
Geladas are not actually true baboons, and differ by having nostrils that are a further distance from the tip of the muzzle than other baboons.
Gelada baboons live in multi-male, multi-female groups, which can sometimes have as many as 600 members.
Gelada baboons are categorised as Lower Risk by the 2000 IUCN Red List.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/233.shtml   (201 words)

  
 WAZA - World Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Virtual Zoo
Gelada baboons are classified as belonging to the "lower risk" category and building up reserve populations is currently not necessary.
Gelada baboons are occasionally kept in mixed exhibit together with mountain ungulates, such as Nubian ibex.
They spend so much of their time sitting, plucking grass that their sexual is very different from that of other baboons: Both sexes have on their chests a patch of pink skin which changes colour and condition as hormone levels fluctuate.
www.waza.org /virtualzoo/factsheet.php?id=106-008-005-001&view=Monkeys   (308 words)

  
 OneWorld Magazine - Ethiopia, Gelada Baboons
The male geladas are truly magnificent, sporting lion-like capes of long flowing hair that hang from their shoulders.
Geladas are highly social and live in separate harem groups that travel together as huge bands of up to 400 baboons.
Gelada females only have one infant every two years; thus, the babies can enjoy the undivided attention of their doting mothers for two whole years.
www.oneworldmagazine.org /focus/etiopia/baboon1.html   (502 words)

  
 Gelada Baboon Skull - Theropithecus gelada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Gelada baboons are exclusively herbivorous and highly specialized feeders.
When a gelada female comes into estrus a ring of red beading develops in the naked patch on her chest and her vulva swells visibly.
Gelada baboons live in groups of one male with several females and their offspring.
www.evolutionnyc.com /IBS/SimpleCat/Product/asp/product-id/127517.html   (164 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Gelada
Gelada, when she is in estrus and ready to mate, the same hormones that cause her genital vesicles to swell up also cause the vesicles on her chest to

As noted, Gelada females who are in estrus develop red swellings on their bare chest areas as well as on their genitals.

Gelada numbers are declining and they can be considered to be threatened with the possibility of extinction, even if
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A506639   (1959 words)

  
 The Baboon with the Bleeding Heart - National Wildlife Magazine
In the park, he was accompanied by a local scout, a porter and three guards armed with machine guns—the last required for all visitors by park rules because, after years of civil war, the region is virtually lawless.
Geladas live in family groups of one male and as many females as the male can keep together, which he does by grooming them and breeding with them.
Females, however, are in charge of gelada life, deciding when and where to eat, sleep and graze.
www.nwf.org /nationalwildlife/article.cfm?issueID=70&articleID=976   (563 words)

  
 Gelada - LoveToKnow 1911
GELADA, the Abyssinian name of a large species of baboon, differing from the members of the genus Papio (see Baboon) by the nostrils being situated some distance above the extremity of the muzzle, and hence made the type of a separate genus, under the name of Theropithecus gelada.
The gelada inhabits the mountains of Abyssinia, where, like other baboons, it descends in droves to pillage cultivated lands.
A second species, or race, Theropithecus obscures, distinguished by its darker hairs and the presence of a bare flesh-coloured ring round each eye, inhabits the eastern confines of Abyssinia.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Gelada   (105 words)

  
 GELADA - Online Information article about GELADA
GELADA, the Abyssinian name of a large See also:
separate genus, under the name of Theropithecus gelada.
Abyssinia, where, like other baboons, it descends in droves to pillage cultivated lands.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GAG_GEO/GELADA.html   (320 words)

  
 PRIMATES
The gelada is endemic of the Ethiopian highlands, the Blue Nile Gorge and the upper Wabi-Shebeli valley which mark, respectively, the western and south-eastern boundaries of its range.
Its distribution is closely related to the escarpments and gorge systems of the provinces of Tigre, Wollo, Shoa and Begemdir and a small population also inhabits the Wabi-Shebeli gorge (Yalden and Largen, 1992).
Mori A., Belay G. The distribution of baboon species and a new population of gelada baboons along the Wabi-Shebeli River, Ethiopia.
www.gisbau.uniroma1.it /amd/amd082.html   (802 words)

  
 The one called Gelada... - Canon Digital Photography Forums
Gelada baboons are found inhabiting the high grasslands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, especially in the Semien Mountains National Park.
Geladas prefer to sleep on rocky cliffs,(its a great way to avoid intruders like the Ethiopian wolf) from which they descend in the morning to go foraging in the nearby grasslands.
Most of the gelada populations are found foraging in grasslands between 2,000 and 5,000 meters (Stammbach, 1987).
photography-on-the.net /forum/showthread.php?t=149260   (801 words)

  
 The Wildlife Art of Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen - Paintings Available For Sale - Gelada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A large and unusual monkey restricted to the mountains of central Ethiopia is the gelada (Theropithecus gelada).
Like that of its close relatives the baboons and drills, gelada social structure is very complex and dynamic.
In this species the social units seem to be held together mostly by the bonds between individuals of the same sex, especially females, who tend to associate more among themselves.
www.cpbrestvankempen.com /paintingsav18.html   (177 words)

  
 Identification in gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) of a distinct simian T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 with a ...
Identification in gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) of a distinct simian T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 with a broad range of Western blot reactivity -- Van Dooren et al.
Identification in gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) of a distinct simian T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 with a broad range of Western blot reactivity
In this region, gelada baboons are commonly sympatric
vir.sgmjournals.org /cgi/content/full/85/2/507   (5035 words)

  
 Gelada baboon
Behavior: The gelada baboon forms in groups numbering up to 400 individuals, but the basic social unit is the family, consisting of a large adult male, his female entourage (up to a dozen or more), and their young.
The groups do not have a clearly defined territory, and will move as much as half a mile a day in a line parallel to a cliff.
By day the gelada baboon descends to grasslands or pastures foraging for roots, bulbs, grass and other green plants, and small animals.
www.americazoo.com /goto/index/mammals/109.htm   (313 words)

  
 ABC TV Documentaries: Gelada Baboons: The Battle Of Bravehearts
A dramatic story, filmed in Ethiopia's breathtaking Simien Mountains, of Sampson, a male baboon and his struggle in the Gelada society.
There is a simple contract between a Gelada male and his harem.
While the male must be physically impressive, he must also be supportive of his females and protect their young.
www.abc.net.au /tv/documentaries/stories/s218655.htm   (78 words)

  
 Gelada 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The gelada or lion baboon carries a heavy mane of long flish-brown hair.
The chest and the buttocks are bare and bright pink in colour.
Gelada are found on the mountains in Southern Ethiopia where there are steep cliffs and rocky ravines.
www.alientravelguide.com /science/biology/life/animals/chordata/vertebra/mammalia/primates/gelada2.htm   (73 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This is the major difference between the gelada and hamadryas baboons.
The Gelada baboons are organized similarly to the hamadryas baboon, but the organization differs in that the gelada is a matrilineal society.
Another differing characteristic of the gelada and the hamadryas is that the male hamadryas cannot switch units, however the gelada male does switch units.
www.bio.davidson.edu /people/vecase/Behavior/Spring2002/Cupani/differences.html   (135 words)

  
 MONKEYVIII's Xanga Site
The eyes are fixed on the stimulus and the eyebrows are raised and the scalp is retracted
gelada baboon descends to grasslands or pastures to find roots, bulbs, grass and other green plants, and small animals.
It remains close to the rocky terrain, where at night the group splits up to sleep on small ledges on the vertical cliffs.
www.xanga.com /MONKEYVIII   (511 words)

  
 Le Cap de Gelada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Dans le prolongement des Besiberri, le Cap de Gelada est un superbe circuit en hiver, familier de nos amis Espagnols, mais probablement trop « quelconque » pour nous autres.
In the end of the Besiberri range, the Cap de Gelada is a superbe circuit in winter, familiar to our Spannish friends, but probably too « random » for us.
Redescente par l'arête Ouest du Gelada, avant de remonter sur la croupe boisée du Tossal dels Civils.
members.tripod.com /Eric_V/SudOuest/gelada.html   (411 words)

  
 ZOO BRNO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Characteristic sign of this Gelada Baboon is red blaze on the breasts.
Family groups associate into big herd with hundred individuals, who find food together.
Gelada Baboon is very rare ward of the Zoos.
www.zoobrno.cz /english/galery/gal_dzelada_e.htm   (64 words)

  
 gelada definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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ge·la·da (plural ge·la·das or ge·la·da) or ge·la·da ba·boon (plural ge·la·da ba·boons)
N African baboon: a large baboon with brown hair and a bare red patch on its chest.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861674737/gelada.html   (74 words)

  
 Baboon - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Baboons are subtle, intelligent animals and can become dangerous nuisances if they learn to raid fields or houses for easy food.
The gelada (Theropithecus gelada) of Ethiopia is closely related to the baboon.
It has a bright pink face and buttock pads and a tufted tail.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/baboon   (339 words)

  
 Definition of Gelada from dictionary.net
we found 1 entry for the meaning of gelada
(Zo["o]l.) A baboon (Gelada Ruppelli) of Abyssinia, remarkable for the length of the hair on the neck and shoulders of the adult male.
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