Docent Informations
What does "docent" mean?
We are a young group. The pioneers started the group in April 1997. Since then, we have grown modestly to 93 docents. The Night Safari Volunteer Rangers were brought under the Docent Programme in March 1999.
The docents are self-run by a committee of docents which co-ordinates inputs from all docents and liaises with the zoo management to put into motion the group's activities.
A docent newsletter is issued every two months so docents can keep up with the latest in zoo happenings and docent activities. Sprinkled with inspiring stories and amusing anecdotes, the Docent Deliberations is always a great read! We also constantly undertake research projects to expand and update our knowledge as well as explore new areas of interest.
Singapore Zoological Gardens Docents
Docent Stages: Fragile Forest Station
Fragile Forest Station

Creep over for an enchanting escapade with slender stick insects, crinkly caterpillars and other mystifying mind-boggling bugs. Let our forest specialists bring you on a personal Rainforest Walk for a closer peek into the hidden secrets and surprises of the Fragile Forest.

Seek us out at the
Fragile Forest Entrance
Every Sunday, 10.00 – 11.30am

The opening of the Fragile Forest immersion exhibit in November 1998 activated the docents into setting up a new discovery station, also called Fragile Forest (FF), which focussed on insects, both live and preserved, to explain their role in the habitat. The station was manned by Creepy Crawly (CC) docents as there were not enough numbers to start a new group at this stage.

By 1999, the FF team was already able to break off from the CC team after the first training programme ended in May to stand as a separate and independent core group. This allowed each section was then able to devote their energies to developing new activities in their area, such as the feeding commentary and snake encounter tour in CC and the rainforest walk in FF.


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