Animal Handler

Date Job Posted: 23-Jan-2019

Location: Oudtshoorn

Cango Wildlife Ranch has a vacancy for an Animal Handler, in the Animal Department.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Accommodate visitors partaking in our Natural Encounter program and provide a once in a lifetime experience
  • Educating visitors on our work in conservation
  • Cleaning and maintenance of animal exhibits
  • Preparation and documentation of animal diets
  • Training of Animals for Ambassadorial and Husbandry purposes
  • Ensuring safe practice at all times as per Safety Protocols put in place
  • Photography
  • Ad hoc duties as needed within animal department or other departments.


  • Minimum requirement:  Diploma in Conservation/Animal Care/Game Ranch Management or proven record of years of employment in the industry
  • Must be willing to work under strict conditions
  • Previous experience in captive animal husbandry/management will be advantage
  • Passion for animals, conservation and customer care
  • Knowledge and understanding of animal training would be an advantage
  • Valid driver’s license with own or reliable transport
  • Must be able to work weekends and public holidays
  • Accurate, Strong communication skills, organised and have a friendly manner
  • Work under pressure and deadline driven
  • Ability to spot risks & resolve problems efficiently
  • Fully Bilingual / Fluent (English/Afrikaans)
  • Available full time
  • Self management capabilities
  • South African citizen
  • Excellent physical and mental health

Please send your Cover/Motivation letter, detailed CV with 3 contactable references to: 

Narinda Beukes, Assistant Director: Zoological,  AHCV2019 at  Please state in subject line CV for animal handler post, or deliver by hand.

Closing date for applications:  14 February 2019

“CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Placements will be made in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan – The Company reserves the right not to interview or appoint applicants and to withdraw the position at any given time.  If you do not hear from us within 1 week of the closing date, please consider your application as not successful.”

Job ID
Job Title
Animal Handler
Employer Type
Salary Type
Market Related
Start Date
As soon as possible