The 100 word challenge for grown ups, Week 11.  Prompt ‘out of the mouths of babes.’To view other entries visit

There they were, so innocent and playful, untouched by the modern world and unaware of the potential dangers facing them.

The financial gain supporting ancient medicines, items of art and public viewings in zoos meant they were in demand with a high price around their necks.

The hunters came without mercy.  Bringing traps and wielding guns.

Out of the mouth of babes their cries of fear could be heard as their family troop and life as they knew it was ripped apart.  Bullets peppered the clearing.

Once again the fragility of our world was reinforced by the plight of an endangered species.

Gorillas in the wild . . .

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