Mud water holes are important for storing water during the rainy seasons. We use excavators to dig the hard ground and make huge waterholes which will be able to store water for at least 3 to 6 months after rainfall. We strategically place the water holes, so they are best located to collect naturally flowing water during rains.
Mud water holes are important not only for animals to drink from, but also for cooling and parasite management. Many animals will cool off by swimming in the waterholes or coating themselves in mud which also smothers parasites like ticks.
We have dug 20 mud water holes in Tsavo West National Park and we would like to make 30 more in Tsavo Ecosystem.
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