A new terminal at JFK is set to break ground at the New York airport to handle the more than 700,000 animals that fly through it. Called the ARK, the terminal is estimated to cost over $48 million. The ARK will handle all sorts of animals, hence the Noah’s Ark reference. Cows and horses will be sheltered in sleek climate-controlled stalls complete with showers. While dogs will enjoy “hotel suites” with flat screens. Additionally, the ARK will house more exotic pets like penguins, aardvarks, and monkeys. The 178,000-square-foot terminal will include barns, cages, racetracks, quarantine area, shows, and competition venues.
According to AP: “For dog owners, The ARK will offer a 20,000-square-foot luxury “resort” run by the company Paradise 4 Paws, complete with bone-shaped splashing pools, massage therapy and “pawdicures with colored nail pawlish.” Dogs can watch flat-screen TVs and their owners can check in on them via webcam.”