On Saturday 25th September Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be closed to the public due to hosting a special Thank You Event for all the staff at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. 

Gelada Monkeys

  • Status

    Least Concern

  • Size

    Up to 16 kg

  • Threat

    Habitat loss

  • Distribution

    Ethiopian Highlands

  • Diet


'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

Daily programme

Daily programme at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Time Event Location
4:30 PM Gelada Monkey Ranger Talk Experience Ethiopia
Lemur Woods Tour

VIP Primates of Africa Tour

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

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