It’s a breathtaking experience to be around the Gelada Monkeys, as they go about their lives in the Simien, northern Ethiopia. This spectacular area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Gelada are an endemic species, found only in this East African country. Music produced by Celeste Lear.
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.