The Gelada Mountain Monkeys are an endemic species, only found in northern Ethiopia. They are an Old World terrestial primate that live in a complex multi-level society. Gelada’s have a vast repertoire of vocalizations that they use to communicate with each other. Having the opportunity to observe them in Ethiopia was an epic experience.
My passions in life are wildlife conservation, animals, travel, food, wine, cultures, traditions, and learning languages. I worked with tigers and lions for many years in the U.S. This experience inspired within me a deep desire to protect endangered species. Currently, I am working for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. During my time here in East Africa, I have seen the importance of community based eco-tourism, and conservation.