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Adopt a Hero - Bat Eared Fox


Activity Description


These sweet adorable little faces, who now form part of the Cango Wildlife Ranch family, are stealing hearts all round with their giant ears and tiny fluffy bodies! Becky and Bandit had a rather bumpy start to life. A local farmer brought them to us after finding them on his farm. The farmer was building a dam which collapsed and shortly after they saw the pups floating in a stream of water. The farmer did his best to locate the den and find the mom but could not find anything. He waited as long as he could but soon realized the pups had to be cared for.
The farmer brought the pups to us, and at the time we estimated them to be around 2 weeks of age. The pups were immediately cleaned up and placed into our incubator for warmth. We started feeding them every 3 hours and they received around the clock care. The pups went onto solid foods shortly after they arrived as we struggled to get them to suckle. Every day for 4 weeks they traveled to and from work with our Zoological Manager, Narinda Beukes, who cared for them throughout the days and nights. Luckily, she had some special help from her 8 year old loving Labrador, Zoey.
Zoey became a wonderful playmate (and guardian) and the foxies soon took full advantage of her loving and placid nature. Zoey’s naps were regularly interrupted by the pups that had no regard for her beauty sleep especially at 3 am when they were in full adventure mode. Becky, who was initially quite timid has become an outgoing explorer whilst her brother, Bandit, can ‘out-dig’ her any day of the week.
Both foxes are doing superbly and have been welcomed additions to the Cango family. We are absolutely and undeniably in love with them… and can you blame us?

As a proud conservation and education facility we receive no government funding, which is an enormous challenge with the overheads that we face. People seldom comprehend with the massive costs that we face on a daily basis. Our facility is owned by a family, and receives no government financial aid/funding as a zoological premises. Every day we are faced with exorbitant running costs of maintenance, water, electricity, etc… in addition our primary focus is to ensure that all the animals receive the highest standard medical attention and a calculated varied diet (species-specific) good enough for any human to eat. Our standards are exceptionally high and it all comes at a cost, as do the many hours of labor put in by our over 100 dedicated and animal-loving staff. Some months are good for us… but unfortunately some months are not as kind, however, we continue to work hard to provide the best for our animals and our tourists.

We receive very few sponsorship’s and donations in general, but are always grateful for the help that we do receive. We have built our own on-site Animal Care Centre (hospital) which is of massive assistance to us, and the animals.


ProviderCango Wildlife Ranch
DurationOpen Ended
WhenYou can adopt throughout the year.
WhereWe are based in the Klein Karoo town Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Before you exit town on the R 328 in the direction of the Cango Caves, you'll find us nestled next to the Grobbellaars River on your left.
WeatherNot applicable
What to Wear.Not applicable
Things to BringNot applicable
Guests or Spectators.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


ADOPTER BENEFITS: Photo ID Membership Card Adoption Certificate, 6 Free encounter of choice, Discounted rates on other encounters, Acknowledgement plaque in our foyer, Free entrance for a full year, Your accompanying guests receive discounted entrance rates, Quarterly progress reports and photos of your adopted animal, Quarterly Cheetah Chatter, 10% discount at selected retail outlets, 10% discount on meals.
Terms & Conditions Apply

ExclusionsThis is only an adoption. Please note the animal will not leave Cango Wildlife Ranch with the adopter.


The Cheetah Preservation Foundation (CPF) was founded in 1988, with the principal aim of ensuring the survival of the cheetah and other endangered species, as well as educating our visitors about the plight of these animals.

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4. Pick your amount and proceed to payment

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