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Big Five: Rhino 2 by CrazyAsian1 Big Five: Rhino 2 by CrazyAsian1
So I think it's about time I explained what all this animal mecha is about.
The Big Five robots are part of an anti-poaching organization that protect endangered animals from illegal poaching.
Today poaching of endangered animals in Africa is becoming quite a problem. Particularly for Rhinos and Elephants. Organizations like the IAPF(International Anti-Poaching Foundation) fight to protect these animals everyday. They're constantly understaffed, ill equipped, and rely mostly on donations to continue to operate.
The inspiration for this series came from their recent application of UAV's in the operations. I wanted to take that idea further and use the animals themselves as the drones taking their natural characteristics and behaviors to protect their real life counterparts. I chose the Big Five animals because most of them are threatened/endangered and they are iconic animals of the African continent.

I'm going to keep developing this series. I'd like to turn it into a book and use the profits to support the IAPF. Thanks for all your support and feedback for the work I've done so far. It's a good feeling to know that my work is being appreciated by people around the world.

Stay tuned for more!
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sioSIN Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i will read that book! it would be cool if it was turned into a movie
Avast-Smith Feb 12, 2014  New member
Great Concept.
This is honestly such an inspiring and lovely idea. I cannot wait to see it evolve into something much greater. You bet I'll be running out the door if in fact this is published. :giggle:
I love your work, mixing two things together seamlessly is a deep love of mine and I believe your cause is most just. Yes I would love to see more of your work and believe when I say this I do hope you have this in a book of some kind
Comixwiz Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really awesome concepts!
Yes!!!! Keep it up and make a book!!!!!
Hydrus-v-riddle Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing.

I would love to see this as some sort of video game too. Maybe a vs game that would be a combination of something open world like DayZ and a class-based teamfighting game, like Team Fortress 2 or Primal Carnage.
Using robot animals to hunt poachers. There's an interesting idea.
rajasegar Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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Injin Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant idea, and great execution. If there is an artbook someday that will be for charity, I'd love one. Heck, I'd buy one for my mom as well, she'd love it too. :)
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