There is no denying the fact that as the humans feel the heat, the animals feel it too. It is particularly harsh for the stray animals who have to spend all their day out in the scorching sun. Do you imagine the amount of thirst they might be feeling at the peak times of Summer season? You can put yourself in their shoes and figure out the amount of pain all the thirsty animals around us have to go through.
A group of volunteers at Nanegaon village in Mulshi, Pune has taken an effective step toward providing water to thirsty animals. To offer the same, they have built a cost-effective waterhole in the locality. The waterhole measures around 30-feet in length and is 3-feet in depth. This waterhole was constructed by the volunteers of the “Mungi” (ant) nature conservation group from the Nisargved Charitable Trust.
As per one group member named Saee Purandare, as many as 25 volunteers have built the eco-friendly artificial waterhole. They made use of high-density HDPE (High-density Polyethylene) sheet that is layered on top of a hole and then it is covered with big rocks and sand. This waterhole was completed in February.
The waterhole is now maintained by Ashwin Paranjpe of Gomukh as well as the locals of the area. With the launch of the waterhole, it has already started attracting several animals and birds from the nearby areas. Along the waterhole, a trap camera has been installed on top of a tree. This camera has captured the movement of several animals including deer to the waterhole.
The waterhole is shaped like a saucer and makes water accessible to the animals and birds even when the levels are quite low. This allows the animals to consume even the last ounce of water.
Nisargved Charitable Trust has been building several waterholes for the wildlife across several regions and has come to about 350 of them so far.
This is a great initiative by the group to help out the poor animals and birds. Many such water-deprived animals die during the Summer season. So let out your helping hand and keep a bowl of water for both the animals as well as birds.