The wild animals at Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park are dealing with a very severe drought that has left them with no water source. If they don’t have water to drink, they will obviously die. But one man is doing something amazing to prevent that from happening.
Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua drives a truck – which holds 3,000 gallons of fresh water – to the elephants, buffalo, antelope and zebras that are in need of water. He rents the trucks and delivers 12,000 liters of water at least four trips a week.
Whenever the animals see his truck driving down the dirt road, they come running toward him. He then fills the dry watering holes in the region, and drives for hours every day to bring the water to the areas that need it most.
Mwalua is a pea farmer in his local village but knew he had to do something to help after seeing the way that the climate change has affected the land and animals. Mwalua also runs a conservation project called Tsavo Volunteers, and visits schools in the area to teach them about wildlife.
If you’d like to help out and donate toward Mwalua’s water delivery service, click here.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.