Hero Rat That Detected Over 100 Landmines in Cambodia Dies at Age 8
January 12, 2022
A hero is being remembered for his contribution to ridding the world of landmines. Magawa was a HeroRAT with APOPO, an organization trying to rid countries of the landmines leftover from past conflicts. They train African giant pouched rats to sniff out explosives. The animals are very intelligent and have an incredible sense of smell. Magawa was the organization’s most successful HeroRat. He sniffed out 100 landmines in Cambodia. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.