Exotic Airport Animals: It’s a Zoo Out There and They’re Wilder Than You Think

Next time you’re purchasing a flight and thinking about how the cost is outrageously high, just remember that you’re also get a free admission to the zoo. A zoo with very exotic airport animals.

Well, almost. Airport animals are so prominent in terminals nowadays that it’s almost like you’re at the zoo (but a super friendly and spacious one).

We’re sure you’ve heard about airport therapy dogs but do you know what other kinds of animals are roaming the gates alongside our furry friends? We’ve seen pigs, polar bears and llamas to name a few. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out where you can catch a glimpse of these exotic airport animals.

It’s a zoo out there! Here’s to find the most exotic airport animals

 

Munich Airport

Imagine stepping inside Munich Airport to catch your flight and seeing a reindeer?! But that’s not all. During the Christmas season a reindeer fits right in at Munich Airport with their Christmas market. If animals aren’t your thing, you can go visit Santa who’s there every winter overseeing stalls selling mulled wine, gingerbread and hand-crafted goods.

Mini therapy horses at Kentucky Airport | Exotic Airport Animals - Vane Airport Magazine
PHOTO: Facebook.com/Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

You’ll be able to find miniature horses at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. And everything is cuter mini, right? Twice a month, two of the 34 horses from the nearby Seven Oaks Farm roam the terminals to relax passengers before their flights. Although these ponies may be small, they have a huge impact of travellers!

PHOTO: SFO Airport

San Francisco Inernational Airport

Get ready to squeal with excitement because San Francisco Airport has a therapy pig! Her name is LiLou and she’s extremely popular with passengers passing through SFO Airport. This little piggy is also the first pig to be certified as a therapy pig by the Animal Assisted Therapy Program of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

What exotic airport animals are you hoping to see on your next trip? Let us know! And make sure you keep an eye out for airport therapy dogs next time you’re travelling too.

Melina Morry

Associate Editor of Vane Magazine who has a knack for travel style, a love for leopards and is always keen to pack a suitcase and fly to a different part of the world.

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