AMAZING ANIMALS NEED HELP
More than 250 animals need your help!
An anaconda, a green iguana, Burmese pythons, royal pythons, Sumatran short-tailed pythons, spectacled caiman, corn snakes, many species of tarantulas, carpet pythons, chinchillas, hamsters, rabbits, central bearded dragons and many other species of snakes, lizards, frogs, scorpions and chameleons. More than 250 saved and found exotic animals have found their home in our shelter in Bled, but their home in now in danger.
Almost every animal in our shelter has a unique story. A 10-year-old green iguana Lenny greets every visitor with his nodding. A spectacled caiman Karli loves a back rub. A central bearded dragon Orson is a real kitten amongst lizards. A grey parrot Žak shows his affection only to male visitors. Here are also an Asian rat snake Miu Mao, called a beauty snake, and three corn snakes Snow, Survivor and Jor. If you take a walk through the exhibition with Nika Leben, you will hear a story about each and every one of them. Our greatest joy at the moment are our offspring - more than 40 central bearded dragons and more than 20 little chameleons!
Biologist Nika Leben has been taking care of all these exotic animals for more than 15 years. She devoted her life to them. Together with volunteers she feeds them, nurtures them and makes sure that their dwellings are clean, safe and warm. She does everything in her power to make them feel comfortable and to provide them with medicine and veterinary care if needed.
Our shelter hosts more and more animals every day. Due to Covid-19 crisis our exhibition was closed for the most part of last year and still remains closed. In addition we are unable to organize workshops about exotic animals in schools and kindergartens. Our only sources of income were entrance fees and voluntary contributions and now they have completely dried up. Taking care of the animals is becoming an impossible task. We urgently need help from all animal lovers!
The funds will be used for:
- two bigger aquaterrariums, urgently needed for crocodile Karli and anaconda Anabel
- a few additional smaller terrariums for animals that now share one bigger terrarium
- mainly for FOOD and VETERINARY CARE!
Thank you for helping us take care of our AMAZING ANIMALS!