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: Primarily Primates Station

Primarily Primates Station

Swing over here for enthralling encounters with a profusion of peculiar primates. Discover the enchantingly colourful world of monkeys and apes, whose existence in the New and Old World are being threatened by mankind today. Bone up on your primate knowledge as you examine myriad interactive tools, such as skulls, scrapbooks, photographs, pelts and x-rays. You can even compare your handprint to that of an orang utan’s.

Seek us out at the
Garden Pavilion, Primate Kingdom
Every Sunday, 1.45 - 3.15pm

Primarily Primates

In October 1999, Primarily Primates (PP) was officially established as an 11-strong section providing a tour and discovery station as added attraction in the Primate Kingdom. PP’s evolution began in June, with two pioneering docents providing a tour every second Saturday of the month. Today, besides manning a discovery station every Sunday afternoon at the Garden Pavilion, PP Volunteer Rangers patrol the Primate Kingdom and Eithopian Experience immersion exhibit to conduct tours for interested visitors.


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