Posted June 16, 2022 in New Arrivals
We are delighted to be able to share the news that our family troop of Geladas has grown once again!
On 8th June, female Gelada, Kiki, gave birth to her first offspring, sired by our breeding male, Akobo. Kiki is a first-time mum at the age four whilst this is Akobo’s sixth offspring.
Female Geladas usually give birth to a single infant and whilst this is Kiki’s first, she is proving to be a great and attentive mum. Kiki’s mum, Keecha, is also present within the group so we congratulate her on becoming a grandmother!
Their new arrival is yet to be sexed and named by our Primate Team but has settled in well within the troop and is constantly developing, learning from both mum and grandmother.
Gelada baboons are listed as ‘Least Concern’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; however, their population is decreasing so it is great news that our group continues to successfully breed.
Our gelada troop can be seen at Gelada Plateau – stop by and see if you can spot the new arrival to the troop!