What is a Nature Conservator (zoo)?
Nature Conservators in a zoo work alongside Zookeepers. They are responsible for the well-being of all the animals in the zoo.
Nature Conservators also work to help educate the public regarding the animals.
Nature Conservators (zoo) can work in:
- Bird Sanctuaries
- Animal Sanctuaries
- Private farms
What does a Nature Conservator (zoo) do?
- physically cares for the animals
- keeps all the cages and enclosures clean and tidy
- feeds the animals
- constantly checks for diseases and parasites
- reports serious cases to veterinarians
- assists with breeding programmes
- assists with capturing and transportation of animals to other venues
- researches and gather data
- keeps up to date with current trends and philosophies
Are you . . . ?
- passionate about animals?
- a person who loves the outdoors?
- willing to work in all-weather conditions?
- responsible and reliable?
- physically fit?
- interested in nature conservation?
How do I become a Nature Conservator (zoo)?
You can study a National Diploma in Conservation at:
- CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
- NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
- MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Nature Conservator (zoo) the right career choice for me?