Welcome to the
Herpetological Society of Singapore
Right: Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)
by Toh Weiyang
What We Do
The Herpetological Society of Singapore is a volunteer-run group of herpetology enthusiasts. We are passionate about the conservation, appreciation, and study of reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
We are big on education and outreach! Come join us on our regular public guided walks and see what herps we can find in our own backyard. Or perhaps come listen to one of the many talks we give all around the island!
We are also passionate about advancing regional herpetological knowledge. We regularly support herpetofauna surveys and conduct research. Doing work on reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia? Let us know! We’d love to feature your work.
In 2019, we were approached by the Raffles Ecological Literacy Programme to advise a group of students, as they created a children’s book about Singapore’s biodiversity. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity. Joon Khai, Pyari, Seng Kitt, Shanyl, Dayna, Justine and Sheu Wen published an amazing book titled ‘The Herp Squad and the Mystery ofContinue reading “The Making of ‘The Herp Squad and the Mystery of the Missing Bluebird’”
The 9th World Congress of Herpetology was held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 5-10 January 2020. HSS Co-founder, Sankar was fortunate enough to attend the conference and present on “A metabarcoding study of diet and parasites in reticulated pythons in Singapore”. It might seem strange to host a herpetology conference in New Zealand, a countryContinue reading “World Congress of Herpetology 2020!”
We realise that Herpetology doesn’t come up too often in day-to-day life. So, we put up a series of Instagram Stories on @herpsocsg asking if you guys had any burning questions on Herps and Herping in Singapore. Many of you have quipped in with awesome questions, and they shall be answered below! On Herps inContinue reading “Ask HSS #1”
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Left: Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
by Noel Thomas