Gorilla of the Mount

A subspecies, alike other in dignity
In fair Africa, found upon the mountains.
It bears no grudges within its own family
And hides should skies unleash a fountain.

Silverbacks do fight and come to blows
Exerting wounds with sharp canine teeth.
But, at social time, let the youngest doze
As they groom fur for insects hidden beneath.

Mountain Gorillas are down to the last thousand or so. Found in a small range of Africa, they are suffering from interbreeding, poachers, habitat loss, etc. These are gentle, shy creatures with the strength to remove our arms from our bodies. 

Conservation efforts ARE working, thankfully. But this is still a critically endangered animal out there in the wild.

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