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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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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you gonna do a crocodile for research purposes?
Rookie141 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really adore your pictures, they're just perfect!
but i have two questions: how long do you need for a picture like this?
and are you going to draw such a mech hyena one day? that'd be cool. or a baboon or something like that :D
sioSIN Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i will read that book! it would be cool if it was turned into a movie
Avast-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Great Concept.
warrior-cat-poet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
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:
scarreach Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really awesome concepts!
skyfireJax Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Yes!!!! Keep it up and make a book!!!!!
Hydrus-v-riddle Featured By Owner 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.
Wallaceclan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using robot animals to hunt poachers. There's an interesting idea.
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