Keeping Drought-Stricken Wildlife Alive

The vast lands of the Tsavo National Park in Kenya is as parched as can be, and the scorching heat has begun taking its toll on its resident wildlife.

With a steady supply of water becoming hard to come by each day, Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua has taken it upon himself to ensure that animals living in the area would be able to quench their thirst.

According to the animal rights website The Dodo, the 41-year-old Kenya native has been driving a truck loaded with some 3,000 gallons of water through dusty, cracked and barren lands each day for the past year.

“We aren’t really receiving rain the way we used to,” he was quoted as saying in the report. “From last year, from June, there was no rain completely. So I started giving animals water because I thought, ‘If I don’t do that, they will die.’”

Mattieu Guionnet


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