The Denver Zoo lights up in honor of the life of Jack Smith, who passed away in 2015.
The zoo lights up for Jack Smith’s life story in honor and remembrance.
It is one of many places that will host the Denver Zoo Lights on Monday night in honor, and for the life, of a loved one.
“We are excited to celebrate the life and legacy of Jack with the Denver Zoological Society,” said Zoo Director David Hahn in a statement.
“Our hearts go out to his family, friends, coworkers, and staff, and to all who knew and loved him.”
The Denver Zoographical Society also celebrated the life with special lighting for the occasion.
The lighting will begin at 11 p.m.
ET at the Denver City Hall in front of the Denver Fire Department, and will then be extended through the night until the morning, according to the zoo.
The light shows will continue through Monday night, but only in conjunction with the official unveiling of the zoo’s new exhibit.
The new exhibit, titled The Jack Smith Zoo, will feature an exhibit on the history of the Jack Smith Animal Zoo and its conservation efforts, a new exhibit of Jack’s pet tigers and an exhibit of his favorite animal, the jack pheasant.
The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, and the lights will go out for the evening.
As of 6 p.r.m., the Zoo is expecting about 2,500 people to visit the exhibit.