Matt added: "We're very grateful to Wood Wool UK for thinking of us again this year, following the birth of gelada baboon
Primate factsheets: gelada baboon
(Theropithecus gelada) taxonomy, morphology and ecology.
Here, to the delight of wildlife enthusiasts, are found three species that exist nowhere else in the world: the Walia ibex with its crescent-shaped horns; the Simien wolf; and the extremely rare gelada baboon
The little gelada baboon
got out by doing what zoo insiders described as a "fluke" back-flip over the electric fence in his enclosure.
The Simien Mountains National Park is registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site and is home to three endemic mammals: walia ibex, gelada baboon
and simien fox.
There's all sorts of saucy footage here provided under the rubric of "education": cicada sex, gelada baboon
boinking, red-sided garter snake orgies and the riflebird mating ritual, which is something virtually out of Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut.
A captivating anthropomorphism grips you as you observe the gelada baboon
, a primate living in the Ethiopian highlands.
Sereba the Gelada baboon
holds her new born baby at Colchester Zoo
Rare species which are unlikely to survive include the Ethiopian Gelada baboon
, Australia's mountain pygmy opossum, the Mexican monarch butterfly and the Arctic spoon-billed sandpiper.
They include the rare Gelada baboon
in Ethiopia, the mountain pygmy possum of Australia, the monarch butterfly from Mexico and the spoon-billed sandpiper in Russia's Arctic Far East.
In the study, researchers looked at gut bacteria taken from people and from primates called gelada baboons
, and found that bacteria fed with predigested grass produced a smaller amount of compounds called short-chain fatty acids, which trigger the production of appetite-reducing gut hormones, compared with the bacteria fed with predigested potatoes.
Among those featured in the calendar are Bornean orang utans, Rotschild giraffes, Gelada baboons
, Stanley cranes - the national bird of South Africa - a rhinoceros and iguana.