Green, green grass of home

The grass is greener on the other side for our gelada group who have switched places with their macaque neighbours.

And the move to the opposite side of the grassy banks beneath our vintage chairlift has also given alpha male Ebano some incredible views from one of the mature ash trees.

The nine geladas in our breeding group have swapped homes with our Sulawesi crested macaques to give the grazing geladas access to more greenery.

Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden, who took the wonderful pictures in our slideshow of Ebano reaching new heights, said: “Geladas are the only species of primate who graze and they are loving the green grass and trees in their new abode.

“They have full access to the grassy bank which is remarkably similar to the habitat of their wild cousins, who graze on mountainous grasslands in Ethiopia.

“It has been a very successful transition and the geladas are enjoying seeing our visitors too. They are not shy of sitting in the window of their indoor den.”