The tree of light is an event that takes place annually in the Zoo.

Since 1989, the Hospice Tree of Light ceremony has been jointly hosted by the Jhb Zoo, The Star and Hospice.

Each year the Tree of Light is switched on to show support for people who are suffering from terminal illnesses and to remember those loved ones who have passed on.

After the switch on, the public is invited and given an opportunity to visit the Zoo in the evening during the festive season and to enjoy the Wildlights and the peace of comfort of picnicking in the Zoo at night.

The switching on of the Tree passes the message of goodwill and all present will observe this tradition of peace and goodwill and hope that it continues for generations to come.



Written by Rudo Mungoshi
November 20, 2013

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