. After Years Of Detecting Land Mines, A Heroic Rat Is Hanging Up His Sniffer « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/A heroic rat named Magawa has been working for five years in Cambodia, sniffing out dozens of land mines. He is believed to have saved lives.

Now, the animal is about to embark on a well-deserved retirement.

“Although still in good health, he has reached a retirement age and is clearly starting to slow down,” the nonprofit APOPO said Thursday. “It is time.”

Magawa is a Tanzanian-born African giant pouched rat who was trained by APOPO to sniff out explosives.

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