In Simien not only inhabit Gelada baboons. It is also suitable for other territory two endemic species: the Simien jackal of Abyssinian and the ibex, a wild goat of powerful horns. Of these, more cautious, we saw none. Baboons, however, joined us for most of the journey. No wonder, considering that nearly 8,000 living here. Sometimes you saw, in solidarity with parsimony despiojándose brotherhood, others intuías and often listened only their guttural grunts. The dominant male led the orchestra (baboons are extremely gregarious and are used to follow the leader of the pack). Alzado on his hind legs, he climbed a rolling stone all his authority to his fellows and, incidentally, auscultated our movements and reminded us that we were in their territory. Gelada female. The gelada live in small groups consisting of one male, several females and their offspring. These small bands are joined with others to feed, forming groups of up to 350 individuals. Occasionally has been gathered over 650 geladas feeding, forming smaller subgroups including within that set. The gelada preferentially feed on grass, eating the entire plant, including seeds, roots and stems. They have more developed opposable thumbs of Old World monkeys, allowing them to separate deftly herbs to find the most nutritious parts. Are known to also eat fruit on occasion. Although not considered a threatened species, it is believed that there are only a geladas 50-60000. Hunting and habitat destruction have forced geladas to penetrate the areas inhabited by olive baboons and there have been cases of hybridization between the two groups. Furthermore, in the southern part of the plateau of Amhara, the gelada males are killed every two years to use their manes in the welcoming ceremonies at maturity. The loss of most of the adult male population regularly has upset the stability of the species population.