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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
Primarily Primates
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Primarily Primates is a station which endeavours to teach the public about man’s closest relatives--Monkeys, apes and prosimians. From the tiny 100g pygmy marmoset to the massive 200kg silverback mountain gorilla, we explore issues such as primate evolution, diet, behaviour, habitat and threats to their survival. We want the public to have a hands-on experience here at PP. Besides the primate artefacts (such as skulls and fur) we have on display for visitors to handle, visitors will also learn how chimpanzees use tools to get their meals or how an orang utan prevents itself from getting wet during a heavy tropical down pour.

We at PP strive to spread awareness about the danger our primate friends (the pet trade, bush meat etc ) and their habitats (deforestation) are facing each day, in hope that this will help them make more informed choices that could change the otherwise sad fate of these primates.

About the animals in Primarily Primates:

- Primates

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