The M18 between J2 and J3 is undergoing maintenance throughout January and February with diversions in place some evenings and weekends. Full details can be found on the National Highways website.

Gelada Monkeys

  • Status

    Least Concern

  • Size

    Up to 16 kg

  • Threat

    Habitat loss

  • Distribution

    Ethiopian Highlands

  • Diet

    Herbivore

'Experience Ethiopia' is home to a troop of very excitable Gelada Monkeys. Look along the hillsides to catch a glimpse of the monkeys foraging and playing around the caves.

Gelada Monkeys are the last surviving species of grazing primates. They eat around a quarter of their body weight in grass every single day!

The pink heart shaped patch on their chest is a display of dominance and reproductive status for the males. Boys can also be seen upturning and smacking their upper lip to expose their huge canine teeth. 

Where in the park?

Be transported to the incredible landscapes of Ethiopia, from the semi-desert flats of Harah to the lush Simien Mountains.

Visit Experience Ethiopia

Alpha Male Gelada Monkey

What's on today

Sorry, it doesn't look like we have any shows on today.

Lemur Woods Tour

VIP Primates of Africa Tour

Meet five amazingly different primates of Africa on this ranger guided private tour.

FULLY BOOKED FOR WINTER SEASON- NEW DATES RELEASED SOON!

Find out more

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Get our latest offers and news straight to your inbox!

See our privacy policy here