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Big Five: Lion Ambush by CrazyAsian1 Big Five: Lion Ambush by CrazyAsian1
11-13-2157 Excerpt from patrol log:

The last Rhino in our patrol area was killed by poachers before we could save it. My squad arrived shortly after shots were fired and just as the Rhino went down. 

We apprehended the poachers on the scene and disabled their drones, a pack of wild dogs in poor condition. While investigating and securing the scene our Lion managed to tackle another poacher we missed. He seemed to be the one in charge of the Wild Dogs. He wasn't mauled...that badly. We were able to identify him once we got our Lion off and he'll be making an appearance with his friends in the courts soon.

We managed to catch them before they removed the horn thus preserving the sanctity of the creature. However it was a bittersweet victory compared to the loss of the Rhinoceros.

I'll be transferring with my squad to another park. Our work is done here. There is no pride in that statement. I wonder how much longer the Rhino's can last. I also wonder how much longer I'll be Ranger at the rate they're dying off. 


Time for some action shots and showing how things work. 

The Black Rhino was recently declared extinct in the wild (emphasis on "in the wild"), and with 2013 coming to a close the rhino populations have taken a heavy hit to their numbers. Not looking good.

More to come.
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tigris115 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
1. Only the Western Black rhino has bit the dust (still a sad loss)

2. Black rhinos are doing really well in Namibia if that'll cheer you up
RafealWidad Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Oh that we had the power to stop the poaching... 

Excellent work! <3
BlerghBlergosn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
the definition of "screwed"
Shockdingo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic concepts and so much kinetic energy in this shot! I saw an article on your work and am just in awe. I'd watch a series or play a game series based on these concepts. Fabulous work bundled with a call for awareness.
skyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
got one!!
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
dovriot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is awesome.  plus all the real world information you provide.  really great stuff
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Arrows can punch through the armor! Careful, robotic hero! :wow:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Plus that bowman is one of the good guys if you had read the journal entry.
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If he aims badly, that'd be different.
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