Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 5, 2020

Mine-Sniffing Rat Receives Award for Bravery

The New York times  reports

Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia.

“Magawa’s work directly saves and changes the lives of men, women and children who are impacted by these land mines,” said Jan McLoughlin, the director general of the charity, which bestowed the award in an online ceremony. “Every discovery he makes reduces the risk of injury or death for local people.”

Read more at Magawa the Mine-Sniffing Rat Receives Award for Bravery in Cambodia – The New York Times


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