We’ve told you before about the frightening situation in South Africa’s Addo National Park, where the worst drought in 100 years is threatening the lives of thousands of animals. Only because of your donations have many of these animals survived this long. Your contributions allowed us to provide life-sustaining water in their dry waterholes.
An awful situation is about to get worse because now is the time of year that animals start to give birth, as the summer rainy season should be setting in and breathing new life into the dry ground. But there is still no rain in sight – and already, hundreds of newborn animals are in need of water! We have promised to do everything we can to help. Please help us raise $8,000 (£5,800) to install two more state-of-the-art solar-powered water pumps to bring life-saving water to these animals in need.
Without enough water, mother elephants won’t be able to feed their babies!
An adult elephant drinks up to 53 gallons (200 liters) of water every day! With so many new baby elephants about to be born, it is critical that the mothers have enough water to drink for them to produce milk to feed their babies. Every baby elephant life lost is a crippling blow to elephants’ survival.
Elephants are deeply emotional and social creatures; they mourn the loss of their loved ones, even visiting the site where they died many years later. We have seen dead baby elephants, and it is something we hope never to see again. Please, help us bring more water to the animals of Addo and help them survive until the rains finally come!
Summer temperatures are beginning to soar, and the struggle for water gets worse with the biggest, strongest animals dominating waterholes.
Summer temperatures in Addo National Park can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). No animal can survive these temperatures for long without enough water. The waterholes your support enabled us to fill are already crowded with thirsty animals traveling long distances to get a drop to drink. Sadly, baby animals stand little chance of fighting their way to the water’s edge to drink because the bigger, stronger animals drive them away.
With your help, we can bring thousands more gallons of water every day to the animals in dire distress. Two additional waterholes will allow countless animals to survive until the rain does fall and the life-saving liquid flows again. Please, donate today so we can rush aid to these animals – help us raise the $8,000 (£5,800) we need to provide them with relief!
Waterholes are drying up – and competition for a drink of water is fierce!
The ASI team was on the ground in Addo just days ago and we saw the panic of thirst starting to set in. Skittish zebras and warthogs, which are not usually aggressive animals, are violently competing for the last drops of muddy water.
We saw how a small herd of thirsty elephant mothers and their babies quickly drained a trough of water we filled, down to the last drop and searched for more. It is critical that we get these animals water. Please donate now so that we can ensure these baby animals survive!