Mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia

 Magawa, the recently retired mine detection rat, sits on the shoulder of its former handler So Malen at the APOPO Visitor Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, June 10, 2021. (REUTERS) photos

Cambodia’s land mine-sniffing ‘hero’ rat Magawa dies in retirement

  • It has among the highest number of amputees per capita, with more than 40,000 people having lost limbs to explosives
  • The African giant pouched rat even received a gold medal in 2020 from Britain’s People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals for “lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty”
By Reuters ·