Definition of gelada in English:


Line breaks: gel¦ada
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈlɑːdə
(also gelada baboon)

noun (plural same or geladas)

A brownish baboon with a long mane and naked red rump, native to Ethiopia.
  • Theropithecus gelada, family Cercopithecidae
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  • We also repeated some analyses with data from the researchers, who used foraging-group size for the gelada and hamadryas baboon.
  • Similar trends have also been observed for gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada), in which altitude, which is highly correlated with ambient temperature, was found to correlate negatively with birth rate.
  • The current world population of geladas is estimated to be between 100,000-200,000, but subpopulations are isolated, and the species is listed by the United States Endangered Species Act as Threatened.


mid 19th century: from Amharic č'ällada.

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