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Meet Lilou, San Francisco International Airport’s Therapy Pig

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Meet Lilou, San Francisco International Airport’s Therapy Pig

The San Francisco International Airport has a surprise in store for travelers.

Meet Lilou, the airport’s therapy pig part of the Wag Brigade, the team of animals that help reduce stress among travelers in the airport.

Lilou has ‘winning personality, charming costumes and painted nails’

The Wag Brigade constitutes more than 300 dog, cat and rabbit volunteer teams, according to Dr. Jennifer Henley, San Francisco’s animal assisted therapy manager. Lilou is San Francisco International Airport’s first therapy pig.

In a statement, the airport said that Lilou “promises to surprise and delight guests with her winning personality, charming costumes and painted nails.” The airport added that she “loves performing tricks for her audience.”

As reported by ABC News, the animals on the team have been certified by the San Francisco SPCA’s animal assisted therapy program. The airport said that animals on the Wag Brigade are chosen “for their temperament and airport suitability.”

Also visits senior centers and hospitals in San Francisco

Furthermore, the animals wear vests that say “Pet me!” in order to encourage the guests to interact with them.

Lilou also visits senior centers and hospitals in San Francisco. The pig has an Instagram page that documents her adventures. You can check out the page here.

Also read: This Is How Dogs Really Feel About Cat Toys

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