‘Hero rat’ Magawa retires after five years spent sniffing out landmines in Cambodia

Magawa the “hero rat,” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career.

The African giant pouched rat has found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him.

His work saw him win a gold medal from the British veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) last year.

In full: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/05/asia/magawa-hero-rat-retires-scli-intl/index.html

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