• Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Careers: Animal Department Assistant - Animal Kitchen

Posted by Cango on Thu June 6, 2019 in Careers.

The role of an Animal Assistant is to assist in the daily tasks of the animal department. The main task will be preparing diets for the animals in the animal kitchen and at certain, times assisting outside in the enclosures in the mammal and birds section.


  • Daily preparation of about 60 species of animal’s diet, twice daily
  • Daily chopping and dicing of fruit and vegetables and preparation of meat
  • Ensure enough fruit and vegetables are ordered 3 x week
  • Keeping kitchen in very clean condition
  • Oversee volunteers who assist in the kitchen that everything is done correctly
  • High standards of hygiene and able to identify problems
  • Washing, disinfecting of all food dishes
  • Stock control of various food items
  • Ensuring safe practice at all times as per department Safety Protocols
  • Any ad hoc duties


  • Minimum school requirement Grade 10
  • Passion for animals and conservation
  • High standards of hygiene
  • Good time management
  • Self-motivated
  • Good people skills
  • No criminal record (documentation will be required from the police station)
  • Sound physical and mental health status
  • Must be able to work full time, as well as some weekends and public holidays
  • Able to speak fluent English and Afrikaans
  • South African Citizen

Closing Date: 19 JUNE 2019

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

Narinda Beukes, Assistant Director:  Zoological at [email protected]  or deliver 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.  When applying for any internal positions, please inform your Department Manager prior to submitting your application.  If you do not hear from us within 1 week of the closing date, please consider your application as not successful.