The Simien Mountains National Park--sometimes called the 'roof of Africa' as the largest continuous area of elevation on the continent--is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to rare animals such as the gelada baboon
, the Simien fox and the walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world.
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.
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
KEEPERS have an extra head to count in this year's census following the birth of a gelada baboon
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.
Matt added: "We're very grateful to Wood Wool UK for thinking of us again this year, following the birth of gelada baboon
Those with a penchant for adventures can go trekking atop the peaks or across the plateaus of the Simien Mountains, walk amongst gelada baboons
or join expert guides to ascend the active Erta Ale volcano.
ZOO THE ALL YOU NEWS LATEST The unique two-minute ride flies over our gelada baboons
and Sulawesi crested macaques and transports people from the zoo's lower zone to the 11th century Dudley Castle on the upper level.