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Gelada , Gelada Baboon Or Ethiopian Lion ( Theropithecus Gelada ) In The Simien ...

Gelada , Gelada Baboon Or Ethiopian Lion ( Theropithecus Gelada ) In The Simien  ...

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Description: Gelada , Gelada Baboon or Ethiopian Lion ( Theropithecus gelada ) in the Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia . Geladas are an endemic primate species living in Ethiopia . Geladas grooming , this behaviour strengthens the bonds in the group . Living in the high mountain environment of the Ethiopian Highlands up to 4500m Geladas are very specialised herbivores and listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . The main threat is habitat loss . In the Simien Mountains NP they are strictly protected . The bands stay the nights in the vertical cliffs of the escarpment . During the day bands up to 300 geladas are browsing on the high plains . Outsides the borders of the National Parks local farmers have to protect their fields and pastures as large groups of Geladas can cause big damage in their fields . This is done very often by children , which are guarding the property . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , September 2010

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