Leopard Bakari at LIONSROCK

Animal Caretaker (m/f/d)

Full-time | 45 hours per week | LIONSROCK, Bethlehem, South Africa 


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on www.four-paws.org.

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Monitoring the daily health, well-being, and condition of all animals
  • Maintaining neat and hygienic conditions of all enclosures and other facilities 
  • Doing daily preparation of food and cleaning of animal facilities according to the weekly schedule 
  • Feeding of all predators according to the weekly schedule 
  • Assisting with all veterinary-related measures and medical treatments  
  • Doing daily safety checks of all animal facilities 
  • Carrying out weekend duties according to schedule


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Minimum Matric/Grade 12 certification
  • Relevant qualification in animal husbandry and/or animal health
  • Previous experience in animal welfare/caretaking is preferred
  • Passionate about animal welfare
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Valid driver’s licence is essential
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • An animal-friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant job environment
  • A modern leadership culture and promotion of training measures
  • Workplace health promotion initiatives

FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact recruiting@lionsrock.org if you require assistance applying to this position.

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All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.


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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary


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