A Gelada Takes a Drink

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I have been a little tied up with other writing duties today, so in lieu of a “normal” post here is another snapshot from my trip to the Bronx Zoo last weekend. It is of a young male gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada) that came down to the moat to drink. He had just been involved in a major altercation. The entire troop went running after another young male who had gotten a little too close to a female spoken for by a larger male. The “fight” was more of a chase than anything else, though, and soon afterward most of the geladas went back to what they do best; eating grass.