DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A wild and exotic passenger named Zaboo arrived at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today.

Having traded the rain forests for Dallas as his new home, the kinkajou is the airport’s newest therapy animal. The friendly, furry mammal loves fruit, cuddling and sticking out his 5-inch tongue in hopes of making people smile.

Related to his Texas cousins — raccoons — Zaboo is one of dozens of volunteer animals providing comfort and smiles for weary, stressed out travelers.