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Magawa: Gold medal Cambodian rat who sniffed land mines has died

A landmine-hunting rat that was awarded a gold medal for heroism for clearing ordnance from the Cambodian countryside has died, his charity said Tuesday. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat originally from Tanzania, helped clear mines from about 225,000 sq m of land which is equivalent of 42 football pitches over the course of his […]

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Magawa: Hero rat retires five years after 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 […]