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Learning with Singapore Zoo

Learning with Singapore Zoo

Like many in the animal kingdom, we learn best through play.


Let’s make learning fun and engaging with these specially designed resources. Great for home-based or blended learning as well as learning journeys. 

  • Animals We Love: Komodo Dragons

The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest living lizard.  Found only on five Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island, this threatened reptile is one of Indonesia’s national treasures. 

It is locally known as ora or buaja daret meaning ‘land crocodile’. Komodo dragons are difficult to breed under human care.

One of the challenges, similar to that for many reptiles, is the difficulty of telling males from females without DNA tests or ultrasound scans. 

We celebrated our first-ever hatching in 2009, after 34 years of caring for Komodo dragons. Mario is the first Komodo dragon successfully bred in Asia, outside of Indonesia. Currently, Singapore Zoo is home to three Komodo dragons – Bima and his two sons, Mario and Taro. 

Love Komodo dragons? We have prepared a learning kit jam-packed with activities you can do with your kids.

  • Animals We Love: Orangutans

Orangutans are apes. The word ‘orangutan’ means ‘man of the forest’ in Malay. Here in Singapore Zoo, you are likely to see orangutans swinging amongst play structures or having fun with a gunny sack.

In this video, we feature Merlin the orangutan. Merlin was born on 8th October 2004 and his favourite fruit is durian. He was named after the grandson of Jane Goodall, a famous primatologist who visited Singapore Zoo a few weeks after he was born.

Love orangutans? We have prepared a learning kit jam-packed with activities you can do with your kids.

  • Bug Explorer Kit

The Bug Explorer Kit is a resource designed to help teachers or parents engage children in discovering the fascinating world of insects.  The kit includes a teacher guide, picture cards and props for activities before, during and after a learning journey at Singapore Zoo.

PriceS$ 59

Due to the Covid-19 circuit breaker, we can only process your orders after 1st June.

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  • Outdoor Learning Recipe Cards

Use these outdoor learning strategies and activity ideas focused on nature play pedagogy, music and movement to plan your next learning journey to our parks. Developed together with early childhood specialists, Ms Drizzle Hshieh (Roots and Boots) and Ms Lavina Chong (Wigglepods).

  • Animal Observation Sheets

Use these blank observation sheets to help your students focus better on the animals and exhibits during a fieldtrip! A follow-up activity also encourages the students to pair up and discuss the similarities and differences between their observed animals. 

  • Nature Scavenger Hunt

The Zoo is home to wild animals too! Team up with friends and family to find as many items as possible on this list during your visit.

  • Makan Detectives

Become a Makan Detective: trace your food's journey from farm to fork, and discover how much of our food is actually sustainable!

  • Recycle Racers

Learn how you can recycle, help the earth, and have fun at the same time! 

  • Top Marks

Not all products and companies are equal. Score top marks by spotting environmentally friendly products that display these marks! 

  • Wetland Wonders

Do you know how important wetlands can be in ensuring clean waterways? Try this experiment at home and see for yourself! 

  • Bug Discovery [P1 and P2]

Tips on how to plan and prepare for your field-trip to the zoo, especially with the use of STELLAR P1 & P2 books.

  • Bug Discovery [P1 and P2]

Activities and ideas to help structure your field-trip around a visit to the Fragile Forest exhibit to learn more about invertebrates.

  • Circle of Life worksheet

Theme: Cycles and interactions within the environment. 

Use these blank worksheets to make learning visible and guide students' self-directed observations of animals. Worksheets include observations of: predators, prey, pollinators, detritivores, and seed dispersers.

  • Protecting Wildlife worksheet

Theme: Interactions within the Environment (Man and the Environment) 

Use these blank worksheets to make learning visible and guide students' self-directed research on various threatened animals. Students can use these worksheets while exploring the exhibits and reading the interpretives. Reflection questions are also included.  

  • Bug Discovery [P1 and P2]

Activities and ideas to help wrap up your field-trip and consolidate your students' learning back in school.

  • Book Nook

Browse through some of our favourite reads here. E-books can be downloaded for free, and physical copies can be purchased at heavily-discounted rates.

Download here


Image Credit: Singapore Zoo