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Giant Rats Are Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:23:07 AM »
Giant Rats Are Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

With their "super-sniffer" noses, African giant-pouched rats are also being trained to lead search-and-rescue missions following earthquakes and other natural disasters.
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by Katherine Tutrone
November 28, 2020, 1:58pm

This rat could save your life.

Meet Magawa, the “hero rat” with the super sniffer. He’s made headlines for receiving the animal world’s highest medal of honor for his life-saving work detecting unexploded landmines across Cambodia. Magawa’s highly sensitive nose and agility has set him apart from dogs and other detection animals who’ve won the award in the past.

The African giant-pouched rat is much faster than humans at landmine detection: It can search an area the size of a tennis court in 30 minutes, while a human de-miner can take as long as four days.
 
https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzw7w/giant-rats-are-sniffing-out-landmines-and-tuberculosis
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