Nature Conservator (Zoo)

 

 

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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:

  • Zoos
  • Bird Sanctuaries
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Aquariums
  • 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?
  • dedicated?
  • 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
  • UNISA

TRAINING:

  • 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. 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Zoologist … or … Animal Health Technician

Is becoming a Nature Conservator (zoo) the right career choice for me?

Maths Required Qualification Required Science Required Work Outdoors