Chicago O'Hare Airport's Newest Employees are Real Asses (Literally)
A new coffeeshop isn't the only notable new addition to Chicago O'Hare Airport this week. Inside the terminals, passengers now happily fill up on caffeine and baked goods while, outside, four-legged animals chow down on the grasses surrounding the airport.
As promised, O'Hare has introduced natural lawn maintenance in the form of goats, donkeys, sheep and llamas. The animals, all overseen by a shepherd, have a job to keep 120 acres of airport land tidy. They've even already made themselves at home, as one goat recently gave birth to a kid. Guess what the airport named it? Yep, a baby goat named "O'Hare" now lives at O'Hare (you can see him through the grass a little, in the photo below)
Another airport turning to pack animals to get the green job done is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, while both Seattle and San Francisco have tried it in the past.
Keep an eye out for O'Hare newest employees while coming in for a landing on O'Hare runways; it's possibly you'll catch a quick glimpse of them enjoying a fresh lunch.
[Photo: O'Hare on Facebook]