These city-employed goats eat their way through overgrowth at O’Hare
O’HARE — The job of landscaping the more than 11-square-mile expanse of O’Hare Airport is too much for humans to handle on their own.
For the fourth summer in five years, the nation’s second-busiest airport has turned to a herd of goats and sheep to clear the shaggy brush surrounding its miles-long perimeter, a tool city officials say is both more efficient and environmentally-friendly than heavy machinery.
This year’s herd includes 100 animals, roughly doubling the size of its goat army over previous years, officials said.
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