Cambodia’s landmine-sniffing ‘hero rat’ dies at the age of 8
SCMP, 12 Jan 2022
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Magawa, Cambodia’s landmine-sniffing “hero rat”, has died at the age of eight. The Belgian charity group that trains animals to find unexploded ordnance said Magawa died during the weekend starting January 8, 2022. The African giant pouched rat retired on May 31, 2021, after five years of service during which he detected 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance according to APOPO. Cambodia has one of the world’s highest numbers of mine amputees per capita. More than 40,000 people in the country have been disabled by landmine explosions.
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