Dedicated Man Delivers Water to Thirsty Wild Animals in Drought-Stricken Kenya

Amidst the severe drought in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park, Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua has become a beacon of hope for the region’s thirsty wildlife.

Driving for hours each day, Mwalua delivers around 3,000 gallons of water to elephants, buffalo, antelope, and zebras, who recognize the sound of his engine and eagerly await his arrival.

The lack of water has left animals in the area completely reliant on human intervention for survival.

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Watch the video at the end.

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Mwalua is committed to filling the parched watering holes, sometimes even hosing down cracked earth for the animals to alleviate their suffering.

He notes that the changing climate has led to a sharp decrease in rainfall, making his water deliveries crucial for the animals’ survival.

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In addition to his tireless efforts, Mwalua runs a conservation project called Tsavo Volunteers and educates local children about the importance of wildlife conservation.

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Last year, he rented trucks to deliver water to multiple locations across Tsavo West. His endeavor has attracted the support of three American women who have never met Mwalua or each other but were compelled to help after learning about the drought.

They have raised over $18,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to support Mwalua’s water delivery service. Despite the challenges, Mwalua remains dedicated to ensuring the survival of the region’s wildlife, driving countless miles to bring them the water they desperately need.

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Via: The Dodo

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