Cango Careers: Animal Assistant

Posted by Cango on Wed September 25, 2019 in Careers.

The role of an Animal Assistant is to assist in the daily tasks of the animal department. There are 3 different sections where the animal assistant will be working: Reptile Section, Mammal & Bird Section and Cat section.


  • Daily feeding of a variety of animal species, as well as the daily health monitoring of the animals
  • Cleaning and maintenance of animal enclosures
  • Assist in the preparation of animal diets from small animals to big carnivores
  • Ensuring safe practice at all times as per Safety Protocols put in place
  • Assist seniors in various duties
  • Any ad hoc duties that are needed in the department


  • Minimum school requirement Grade 10
  • Passion for animals and conservation
  • No criminal record (documentation will be required from the police station)
  • Sound physical and mental health status
  • Must be able to work full time and weekends and public holidays
  • Able to speak English and Afrikaans
  • Previous animal experience would be an advantage                                                     
  • South African Citizen
  • Valid driver’s licence would be an advantage
  • Must be comfortable working with meat and animal waste

Closing Date: 14 October 2019

Please send your Cover Letter, CV with at least 2 contactable references to:

Zoological Manager: Craig Gouws  - [email protected] or drop off by hand

CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – 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.