Mandela Day 2023 – An honour and a privilege

Posted on Tue July 18, 2023.

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who fought tirelessly for justice in our country. Nelson Mandela Day was launched in 2009 in recognition of Madiba’s birthday on 18 July, via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. This day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge of spending 67 minutes of their day serving others and thereby following in the formidable footsteps of the great Madiba.

This year, we joined forces with the Animal Care Team and the State Veterinary Office of Oudtshoorn, and collaborated on an initiative for the community of Volmoed, on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn.

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The Importance of Accessibility

Posted on Fri September 3, 2021.

Today, on 3 September 2021, across South Africa, we celebrate Casual Day.

Casual Day is the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)’s flagship awareness and fundraising project. This annual campaign has been running since 1995! The public’s contribution of R20.00 for a Casual Day sticker entitles them to express their individual interpretation of the yearly theme through their outfits, showing their support for the full inclusion and equity of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme is inspired by Disney’s “Ultimate Disney Princess Celebration”, which champions the qualities embodied in the chosen theme, COURAGE & KINDNESS. Two words that truly personify the differently-abled warriors that this campaign exists for.

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Toddler helps save wildlife!

Posted by Cheetah Preservation Foundation on Thu June 18, 2020 in Cheetah Preservation Foundation NPC.

In the midst of trauma, terror and pandemics, there are always heroes who emerge. Beacons of hope who come in all shapes and sizes and help show humanity the way forward. We saw such a (tiny) hero arise…

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Letter of Excellence and Importance

Posted by Cango on Thu May 21, 2020 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

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"At this time, we would like to highlight the immensely valuable role that this institution plays in terms of wildlife conservation, sustainability and education, as well as in its impact on the local economy."

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Christmas came early at Cango Wildlife Ranch!

Posted by Cango on Tue December 24, 2019 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

Nothing brings joy like the pitter-patter of new life, which is exactly what the Cango Wildlife Ranch family has been spoilt with this summer! Three animal families have welcomed new life into the world, and the team couldn’t be happier.

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Public Response to Recent World Animal Protection Report

Posted by Cango on Fri August 16, 2019 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

ATTENTION: WAP (World Animal Protection)

Cango Wildlife Ranch has been in operation for over 34 years, under the current ownership, with the primary focus of premium animal care and public education. Our driving force remains our conservation efforts, research, rehabilitation and public awareness. However, based on the document released, there seems to be a grave misunderstanding of what we do and in turn, enormous and irresponsible accusations that could impact our facility, and the credible work that we do, both for our animals and in our community. The ‘report’ concerning Cango Wildlife Ranch is reckless, libellous and unfounded and it is completely outrageous that we have been lumped with performance/entertainment centres, with no credibility what-so-ever, and that it has been published as such.

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Four perfect and critically endangered hatchlings for Easter

Posted by Cango on Fri April 5, 2019 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

Four of the worlds’ most beautiful and endangered Tortoises born, just in time to celebrate Easter!

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A sad farewell for our Cango Wildlife Ranch Team

Posted by Cango on Thu February 7, 2019 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

6 years ago, Venus a female cheetah from Cango Wildlife Ranch, made headlines as one of few animals in the world to under-go eye surgery for bilateral cataracts. Donations came from the world over to help save her deteriorating eyes from only seeing darkness. Doctor Anthony Goodhead (Cape Town) removed the cataracts and large amount of scar tissue from Venus’ corneas. Venus’ surgery was a massive success and transformed her from a scared and nervous animal to a healthy and confident cat, who thrived in her environment at last.

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A Klein Karoo first: The tropicbird mystery

Posted by Cango on Thu February 7, 2019 in Cango Wildlife Ranch - Out & About.

An exotic seabird found in the semi-desert

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