Magawa the hero rat retires from job detecting landmines

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TIL there are squads of giant rats, trained in classes to detect land mines all over the world! I’m just left hoping that they do pass out parades and top of class honours…

BMW_wulfi

>Magawa is capable of searching a field the size of a tennis court in just 20 minutes – something Apopo says would take a person with a metal detector between one and four days. Impressive. Magawa has found seventy-one landmines.

HIVnotAdeathSentence

Look at the bags under its eyes… that’s stress.

firmerJoe

Wasn’t expecting to read those words in that order today.

thefloatingpoint

I love this article! Kudos to Magawa and to the entire organization for their work.

nuberoo