Better Living Conditions for Animals of the Zoopark Rozman

Joze Rozmanec and Tyasha Alion
Joze Rozmanec and Tyasha Alion

Horjul; 21th January 2022

A few months ago, Tyasha Alion help to arrange the significant funds and other assistance to the Zoopark Rozman.  As part of the charity activities the We4Next movement, they indulge her request. Today we are pleased to inform you that the founder Joze Rozmanec transformed his unusual place for animals in need.

Unlike zoos where healthy animals are housed, this wild animals’ shelter is home to injured and mistreated animals. Until Tyasha’s help and We4Next Nation contribution, the owner took care of them with inhuman efforts providing them with daycare. Lacking the necessary infrastructure, he performed all activities by hand, including distributing fresh water to each animal. Now he has finally installed groundwater and electricity in all locations, which will, especially on hot summer days, greatly facilitate his supply and shorten his working day.

“This is a big step for me,” said Mr. Rozmanec, “I have been helping animals since the fourth grade of elementary school. That’s when I took an injured roe deer cub into my arms and that changed my life. Not a day has passed since then that I didn’t take care of some injured animal.”

His vision and aspirations resulted in opening the animal shelter that soon after grew into a zoopark with 200 animals from all over the world.

But this is not the usual zoo. It is a home of mistreated and injured animals that would otherwise die. Or, they would end up as pets in the collection of some eccentric collector of exotic species. (This happens to circus animals as they outgrow their role there.)

Mr. Rozmanec explained that all the animals he shelters have come from zoos, circuses, and unresponsible individuals who mistreated them. “There is a sad story behind every animal we have here,” he revealed. 

The said part of the story is that Mr. Rozmanec takes care of his zoopark without regular funding. He gets some small money from the visitors. Sometimes he gets donations from people or companies. However, feeding 200 animals a day alone requires a lot of money. Well, besides a big heart and uncompromised dedication, if we may add. 

That’s why this donation will “literally change his life and the course of this project.”  

Joze Rozmanec and members of We4Next Nation movement

The founder of the Themis Ecosystem’s We4Next Nation movement, its “I Care For” program and Tyasha Alion persistence, made this donation possible.

This will help Joze Rozmanec implement new, more durable and long-lasting programs. He has arranged cooperation with academic circles to establish new therapeutic programs for kids.

 *Stay tuned for our next message with even more exciting news, coming to you on similar subject.*