Climate change is dramatically regenerating biodiversity and ecosystems on planet Earth. With Africa and Antarctica among the worst affected regions.
The situation looks alarming at Tsavo West National Park in Kenya, where there hasn’t had a drop of rain since June 2018. Here so many animals seem to have their fates sealed. But this kind man decided to keep them alive.
Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is a bean farmer who delivers water trucks every day to thirsty animals. And as soon as they heard the sound of his truck, the animals rushed to Patrick. He carries 3,000 gallons of water every day.
“It was during the last June while visiting Tsavo; I noticed that the waterholes were dry, and the animals lying around them looked very desirable,” Mwalua said.
“There’s no water at all, so animals are dependent on people. If we can’t help them, they’ll die,” he added.
Patrick knows that “water is life,” so he hopes others will join his noble mission. He has set up a GoFundMe page so people can help him save those animals. And his noble act of kindness hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“LAST NIGHT, I FIND 500 BUFFALO WAITING AT THE WATER HOLE,” MWALUA SAID. “WHEN I CAME, THEY COULD SMELL THE WATER. BUFFALOES WERE SO KEEN AND CAME CLOSE TO US. THEY STARTED ED DRINKING WHEN I WAS STANDING ON IT. THEY WERE SO EXCITED. ”
Three women from the United States decided to give a hand. Angie Brown, Cher Callaway, and Tami Calliope are currently helping Patrick in his quest. They now own several trucks and, in this way can carry water to drier locations across the African savanna.
“HE COMMITTED TO WILDLIFE AND HIS HERITAGE IS UNMEASURABLE, ” CALLAWAY SAID. “EVEN HIS LIFE IS AT RISK IN THE MIDDLE OF NIGHT TO DELIVER WATER INTO DRY WATER WATER.”
“I WAS BORN AROUND HERE AND GREW UP WITH WILDLIFE AND HAD A LOT OF PASSION ABOUT WILDLIFE,” he said. “I DECIDED TO BRING AWARENESS OF THIS BECAUSE WHEN THEY DEVELOP THEM, THEY CAN PROTECT THEIR WILDLIFE.”
It’s so great to see there are still people understanding the importance of wildlife and conservation. With a deep interest and passion for Mother Nature!