Small acts of kindness make a huge change.
To save the Kenyan wildlife from severe drought, a Kenyan farmer named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua has become a friend for the wild animals in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park.
The man spends hours driving his truck with 3,000 gallons of water to quench the thirst of the wildlife in the drought-hit national park. The moment the animals hear the truck approaching, they flock in hundreds around the man without any fear.
The peasant came up with the idea when he witnessed how badly the drought had affected the region. The worst hit of all were the wild animals who had nowhere to go for water. Especially last year, the rainfall had been scanty and the dried and cracked land has made the situation worse.
We aren’t receiving rainfall like we used to. From last year, from June, there was no rain. So, I started giving water to the animals because I thought ‘If I don’t, they’ll die.’
Mwalua fills the holes in the region with water. The animals then flock the region without any fear and drink it.
Last night I saw 500 buffaloes waiting at the water hole. When I arrived, they could smell the water. They were so keen and came close to me. They started to drink water while I was standing there. They were so excited.
41-year-old Mwalua also runs a conservation project in his spare time and educates the younger generation about the wildlife in the region. He believes that the younger ones need to understand their heritage so that they can conserve and protect the wildlife.
After a humble beginning last year with just one truck, he has expanded his business with multiple trucks on the road. Fortunately, an American woman has decided to help Mwalua in his project and together they have started a fundraising campaign. Their campaign has generated $19,000 and all the money goes to providing water to the wild animals in Kenya.
This man is indeed an animal whisperer!