B5(Big Five) is a project by digital artist Robert Chew that addresses the issue of illegal poaching with the use of advanced drone technology. The drones take the shape of local African wildlife and utilize characteristics and traits specific to each.
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.