- San Francisco International Airport has the world’s first airport therapy pig, Reuters reported.
- The pig is 5-year-old LiLou, who wears a pilot uniform and has bright red painted nails.
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San Francisco International Airport became the first in the world to have a therapy pig when it added 5-year-old LiLou to its “Wag Brigade” therapy animal team, Reuters reported.
Here’s a look at the life of LiLou, and what it means to be a therapy pig working in one of the country’s busiest airports:
LiLou lives with her owner in an apartment in downtown San Francisco, where she “enjoys a diet of organic vegetables and protein pellets, sleeps in her own bed and goes for daily walks around the neighbourhood.”
She uses her hooves and snout to play on a toy piano, and reportedly does tricks like a dog.
All therapy animals, including pigs, must go through a training program, and they need “a stable temperament, good manners and a friendly personality,” guest services manager Jennifer Kazarian said.
LiLou, who wears a pilot’s hat and has brightly painted red nails, poses for selfies and greets passengers. “LiLou loves interacting with people,” her owner said.
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