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
SNAKES links and references

References

 

Ernst, Carl H. and Zug, George R, “Snakes in Question”, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996. Gives detailed answers and interesting examples to a wide range of questions on snakes with useful diagrams and photos.

Greene, Harry, “Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature”, University of California Press, 1997. Fascinating details on snake anatomy and behaviour; with comprehensive details on all major species. Also includes thought-provoking anecdotes. Fabulous photos!

 

Lim, Francis Leong Keng, “Tales and Scales”, Graham Brash, 1991. Captivating anecdotes on snakes in Singapore and at the SZG including encouraging tips on photographing snakes. Invaluable information on local and regional snakes.

 

Lim, Francis Leong Keng and Lee Monty Tat-Mong, “Fascinating Snakes of Southeast Asia-An Introduction”, Tropical Press, 1989. Invaluable information on local and regional snakes, gorgeous photos!

Lim, Francis Leong Keng’s section on snakes in “A Guide to The Amphibians and Reptiles of Singapore”, Singapore Science Centre’s BP Guide to Nature Series, 1996. Key information on local and regional snakes, excellent photos and short-and-sharp facts.

 

Bauchot, Roland (ed), “Snakes: A Natural History”, Sterling Publishing, 1994. Rather “scientific” but includes comprehensive and interesting details on snake anatomy, behaviour, conservation and facts on all major species. Good detailed diagrams and photos.

 

Shine, Rick, “Australian Snakes: A Natural History”, Reed, 1991. Fascinating facts on general snake anatomy and behaviour and on all major species with special focus on Australian snakes. Details from his in-depth field studies are also interesting in revealing some errors in some long-held beliefs.

 

Scott Weidensaul, "Snakes of the World" Quintet Publishing, 1991. Facts on snake anatomy, behaviour and all major species with lots of photos.

 

Adrian Forsyth, "Portraits of the Rainforest", Camden House, 1990

Carl H. Ernst & George R. Zug, Snakes In Question, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.
John Marais, Snakes , Grange Books, 1997.
Dr Harold G. Cogger, Dr Richard G. Zweifel & Dr David Kirsher Reptiles & Amphibians, Weldon Owen, 1998.
Kelvin Lim & Francis Lim, A Guide to The Amphibians & Reptiles of Singapore, Singapore Science Centre, 1996


Ilan Yeshua, First Aid In Emergencies, Longman, 1991.

Massimo Capula, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of the World, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Carl H. Ernst & George R. Zug, Snakes In Question, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.
John Marais, Snakes , Grange Books, 1997.
Dr Harold G. Cogger, Dr Richard G. Zweifel & Dr David Kirsher Reptiles & Amphibians, Weldon Owen, 1998.
Kelvin Lim & Francis Lim, A Guide to The Amphibians & Reptiles of Singapore, Singapore Science Centre, 1996


John R. Quinn, Nature's World Records, Learning Triangle Press, 1998
Scott Weidensaul, Snakes of the World, Quintet Publishing, 1991

John M. Mehrten, Living Snakes of the World in Color, Sterling Publishing, 1996.
Merel J Cox, et. al., Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles, New Holland Publishers, 1998.


More about snakes


- What are snakes?
- Are snakes cold?
- Why are snakes long?

- What do snakes eat? Do they drink?
- How do snakes swallow?
- How do snakes hunt?
- Why and how do snakes kill?

 

Snake predators and how do snakes protect themselves?
Snake mating, eggs and babies

 

Where are snakes found?
Fascinating snake adaptations to various habitats

Snake bites and first aid

Snakes in danger: role and conservation and snakes in human culture

Snake records: biggest, smallest, deadliest and more

 

- More snakes
- More animals
- General snake links and references



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