Gelada baboon

Gelada reveals gender!

Watch as our Gelada baboon dad, Ebano, reveals the gender of his latest newborn… Primate keepers threw a gender reveal party for our newest addition and added two enrichment boxes packed with coloured plastic children’s balls, hay and tasty treats into the gelada’s indoor den. And it didn’t take long for the 13-year-old alpha male Continue reading Gelada reveals gender!

All ready for tomorrow!

It’s Christmas Eve and many of our exotic species have their stockings hanging ready for tonight’s VIP visit from the man in red. Santa will be leaving his Winter Wonderland grotto in our 11th century castle this afternoon, so he has time to harness our reindeer and fill his sleigh with gifts, before setting off Continue reading All ready for tomorrow!

Gimbi turns one!

Fallen autumn leaves provided ideal seasonal enrichment for gelada baboon, Gimbi’s first birthday party! Using four bags of dry leaves collected from around the zoo site, keepers covered the gelada’s indoor den flooring and mixed in some of their favourite primate pellets before letting the seven primates in to explore. Keeper, Jade Reddall, said:“The geladas Continue reading Gimbi turns one!

It’s Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from all at DZG! Creatures great and small discovered gifts galore this morning – including nine week-old gelada baboon, Gimbi, who experienced his first ever visit from Santa overnight. Our baboon troop couldn’t wait to unwrap a giant cracker left out on their hillside enclosure, which contained some of their favourite Continue reading It’s Christmas!

It's a boy!

Keepers have discovered our newest gelada baboon is another boy! And the youngster, who was born on October 19, to mum, Jimma and dad, Ebano, has been named ‘Gimbi’. Keeper Jade Reddall, who picked the moniker, said: “Gimbi is a town in Western Ethiopia, which is where the species are from in the wild and Continue reading It’s a boy!

Another baboon on the bank!

We’ve got another baboon on the bank following the birth of our third gelada baby! The youngster was born on October 19 to first-time mum, nine year-old Jimma and dad, Ebano, aged 11 and can be spotted in their half-acre natural hillside enclosure. Primate Keeper, Jade Reddall, said: “Jimma is doing a fantastic job nursing Continue reading Another baboon on the bank!