Mountain Gorillas are organized in troops of up to 30 individuals. They are led by a dominant, alpha adult males, known as a Silverback. Silverbacks get their name from a swath of silver hair that grows on their backs as they mature between the ages of 11 - 13 years of age. Silverbacks are the biggest & strongest adult members of the troop, & will defend their troop in a variety of rather dramatic displays. These include charging, pounding their chests, hooting, barking, & unleashing horrific roars, all clearly communicating to any intruders the need to stay away.
|"I'll Huff, & I'll Puff, & I'll Blow Ewer House Down!"|
|What Ewe have to ask ewer-self is, "Are Ewe Feeling Lucky?"|
|NO! This is NOT a Boy Scout troop on a Jamboree!|
|I "Promise" Ewe that I didn't eat Ewer Breakfast! Ewe have to believe me!|
|Sorry, but I'm a little "camera shy"!|
|Don't count us out! We're making a comeback!|
|Don't Ewe worry Mom, I got Ewer back!|
|I couldn't do anything with my hair !Can Ewe tell?|
|I communicate with my facial expressions!|
|I Know the Shepherd loves Me! Ewe can just tell!|
"The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him."