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: Reptile Realm Station

Reptile Realm Station

Slither over to this stop to unearth myths about man-hungry anacondas, 20-metre crocodiles and bloodthirsty cobras and find out why they are now in dire need of our protection and conservation. Let us share with you their astonishing adaptations and secretive lives, tell us your scaly encounters and discover why our world definitely cannot do without these intriguing reptilian residents. If you’re lucky, you might even cross paths with a live python!


Seek us out at the
Near King Cobra Exhibit, Reptile Garden
Every Sunday, 1.00 - 2.30pm


Established in 1997 as the Creepy Crawly (CC) group, CC intially conducted their tours only on Sundays. The CC docents introduced visitors to the reptiles in the exhibits and took them for a behind-the-scenes look at the reptile and insect holding areas.


In early February 1998, the CC tours were stopped and replaced with discovery stations, which displayed am array of specimens such as skulls, skins, teeth and horns. The display stations at the Reptile House became a popular draw as visitors crowded round to view and touch the various animal specimens, which were carefully chosen to highlight the fascinating features of animals.

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