‘Elephant Guardian’ Delivers Water To Thirsty Animals, But It’s A Difficult Job.

‘Elephant Guardian’ Delivers Water To Thirsty Animals, But It’s A Difficult Job. April 1, 2023Leave a comment

Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park has been right in the middle of a terrible drought for quite some time now. When it doesn’t rain there isn’t enough water generated for the wild animals that live there. This is a major problem that you really can’t do much about. After all, you can’t just MAKE it rain. Patrick Mwalua has come up with a solution though. When he found out about the problem he decided to take action. Every single day he rents a truck, fills it with clean water and drives hours out to the park. He fills up the bone dry watering holes with the water to the delight of all of the wild animals that live nearby. The animals have come to know the sound of his truck and now on many days there are hundreds of animals waiting for him when he gets there. They flock to him like little kids to an ice cream truck. Since Patrick does this on his own it’s a pretty expensive venture. The rental of the truck every day can get quite expensive pretty quickly. A [Go Fund Me][1] page has been set up to help him out. So far a good amount of money has been raised but he still needs more help. He’d like to purchase his own truck to bring the expenses down a bit. Not many people deserve the money more than Patrick does. [1]: https://www.gofundme.com/tsavoelephantguardianPatrick drives several hours each day to bring water to the animals. The thirsty animals are always happy to see him.

He rents a truck every day to bring the water. he said, “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

He is a pea farmer that rents a truck each day to deliver the water. The watering holes need to be filled so he took it upon himself to do it.

The animals understand exactly what he is doing for them. Sometimes when he arrives there are hundreds of them waiting for him.

There has been a bad drought in the area and the animals are suffering. Now when he pulls up each day the elephants, buffalo, antelope and zebras all come running, happy to see him.

They know he is bringing the water and they trust him. He said, “When I arrived they could smell the water. The buffalo were so keen and coming close to us.”

The animals at Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park now know the sound of his truck. When they hear him coming they all gather around the empty watering hole.

Patrick loves helping the animals. He would like to get his own truck to perform the service that he does. This way he wouldn’t have to rent one every day.

There has already been over $150,000 raised to help with the water deliveries. This is a big help but more is still needed. The daily rental and delivery is expensive.

Patrick not only helps the animals and grows peas, he also teaches local children about wildlife. He also runs a group called Tsavo Volunteers.

See his shirt? Very good choice!

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