With a change in climate placing local wildlife of Tsavo West National Park in a precarious situation, Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua’s hand was forced.
This heroic Kenyan began delivering water to the animals in need each and every day with his water truck.
Mwalua’s expertise is not animal care, but horticulture; he works as a pea farmer in his village.
However, with water becoming dangerously scarce due to a lack of rain, he knew he had to do something to keep the animals from dying.
“We aren’t really receiving rain the way we used to. So I started giving animals water because I thought, ‘If I don’t do that, they will die.’”
His admirable efforts are thoroughly appreciated by all sorts of animals – ranging from antelope and buffalo to elephants and zebra.
A GoFundMe page was set up in an effort to assist him in saving the thirsty animals of the area.