There have long been drive-thru theaters, fast food restaurants and even, in some places, pharmacies.
Now, in Texas, there's a drive-thru zoo -- at least temporarily.
The San Antonio Zoo announced it is giving families the opportunity to pack up their cars and drive-thru the park for a limited amount of time.
Visitors will be able to see lions, tigers, and bears, all from the security of inside their vehicle, as they listen to an audio guided tour. They will also be able to buy food and drinks curbside throughout the park.
"This is a very unique and safe way for families to see the zoo while we are closed from the comfort of their own car," Tim Morrow, president and CEO of San Antonio Zoo, said in a news release.
"This new, creative way to see the zoo will be a gradual step towards our plan to reopen to foot traffic when we are given the 'green light' and the time is right."
The zoo has been closed to the public since March 14 due to the pandemic, and as a result has taken a massive financial hit.
Proceeds of the new drive-thru experience will help the zoo continue to care for their animals, according to the news release. It has also allowed for the zoo to hire back some furloughed employees, Morrow told CNN in a statement.