Phrase of the San Antonio Zoo’s first-ever drive-thru expertise reached the nationwide information desk of Stephen Colbert.
The host talked about the native alternative to expertise the zoo whereas sustaining social distancing throughout his at-home model of his present “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday.
The San Antonio Zoo unveiled the thought to permit vehicles to drive onto the paths the place crowds normally stroll final week. Quickly after, nationwide media shops started publishing headlines on the unprecedented expertise. Colbert included one from CNN in his phase of pandemic-related information titled “Quarantine-Whereas.”
Colbert gave a fast explainer on how the drive-thru zoo permits guests to expertise reveals from the security of their automobiles.
“That is nice information for anybody who’s ever thought I want birds weren’t the one animals pooping on my automobile,” he mentioned.
Zoo CEO and President Tim Morrow shared the video on Monday, mentioning the most recent spot comes on the heels of the “Cry Me a Cockroach” concept his group launched for Valentine’s Day. That occasion gave individuals the possibility to call roaches after their ex for $5. The insect was then fed to animals as an enrichment deal with.
The zoo has been closed because the coronavirus pandemic-related shut downs started in March. As a nonprofit, the zoo relies upon completely on ticket gross sales, donations and grants to function and take care of the animals. With out visitors, the zoo was compelled to furlough workers who don’t work instantly with the animals.
The Could 1-Three weekend was the unique scheduled introduced by the zoo. It was later prolonged to Could 17 resulting from overwhelming curiosity from guests. Tickets for the prolonged days are nonetheless out there for $60 a automobile and may be bought here.
The zoo thanked drive-thru visitors for his or her help throughout a “tough” time of their historical past.
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