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Matilda the Llama is DEN’s Newest Four-Legged Recruit

A llama name Matilda inspects baggage. A llama name Matilda inspects baggage.

DENVER – April 1, 2021 – Denver International Airport (DEN), has combined a love of animals with the desire to find innovative ways to enhance safety and security. And the answer Matilda the llama, DEN’s newest member to the safety inspection team!

Llamas are extremely social animals and can learn tasks after a little repetition. These gentle giants’ noses are sixtimes more powerful than dogs’ noses. Matilda will be a fantastic new addition to the sniffer team!

Matilda is currently in training and will join alongside official K9s in luggage checking procedures on May 12. We would like to remind all passengers that although Matilda is cute, she is a working animal and should not be approached or petted.


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