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Baby alligators enlisted in animal therapy program at New Orleans airport
AFP Relaxnews / 05:13 PM November 28, 2018
Flyers traveling through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this winter are being invited to pet a baby alligator as part of an animal therapy program aimed at de-stressing travelers.
In recent years, airports around the world have recognized the power of cute, cuddly animals for soothing harried, stressed-out flyers.
At first, dogs were the most popular therapy animal of choice. But then came pigs. Miniature horses. And now, in Louisiana, home to the highest number of alligators in the United States, alligators in baby form.
Every Friday afternoon, the Audubon Nature Institute will be on-site at the baggage claim area where arriving passengers can decompress from their flight by petting baby alligators and posing for selfies, reports USA Today.