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.
Docent Recruitment 2006 Now Open!

Interested in volunteering with us as an SZG Docent? Recruitment for 2006 is now open, and the closing date for applications is 31st March 2006. We only recruit volunteers once a year so don't miss this chance!

Further informations in german can be found here!


Docent Bash 2006
With the completion of this year's recruitment and training, a bash is being organised by the NS volunteer rangers to let the docents enjoy a night of fun and excitement.
The bash, which will take on a "Bollywood" theme, also includes the annual AGM as well as a special night for the graduating trainee docents.
Who are we? - The Singapore Zoological Gardens Docents
We are a group of enthusiastic volunteers with wide range of interests, experiences and personalities.
But we're united by a passion for animals and the commitment to reach out to visitors and to raise awareness about conservation. We come from all walks of life and all ages, made up mostly of Singaporeans and some expatriates. Click here for the:
History of the Docents...
What do the docents do at the Zoo?
The docents run Discovery Stations and provide guided tours of the Zoo on Sundays.
African Adventure: discover secrets about the Great Grazers and their predators
Creepy Crawly: learn more about snakes and other reptiles
Fragile Forest: an introduction to the complexities of habitats, mind-boggling bugs and forest mammals
Tame & Touchable: an introduction to domesticated animals and popular pets
Zoo Inside & Insights: a behind-the-scenes tour of how a modern zoo keeps its animals happy and healthy, including a visit to the kitchen and the vet.
Primarily Primates: learn more about the colourful world of primates
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