WATCH: Bouncing baboon makes debut at zoo

The Bronx Zoo is home to the first gelada baboon born in the United States in more than 13 years.

A video released by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows the energetic young male gelada bonding with his mother. Born in the fall, he is now seen at the zoo's Baboon Reserve.

"To watch the young gelada race around the hillside, jumping and interacting with the adults is an experience not to be missed. It is an inspiring sight that transports you to the East African highlands," said Jim Breheny, WCS Executive Vice President and General Director of WCS's Zoos and Aquarium.

Geladas are a species of old world monkey. They are sometimes called "gelada baboons" or "bleeding heart baboons" because of the characteristic red patch of skin on their chests.

The zoo said the times the baby gelada will be visible to the public will vary depending on environmental factors.


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