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Could Giant Rats Eliminate Land Mines in Thailand?

A Tanzania-based nonprofit that trains rats to sniff out land mines is seeking to expand to Thailand.

Across the world, African giant-pouched rats are replacing dogs as man’s best friend. For 11 years, Tanzania-based nonprofit APOPO has trained rats to sniff out hidden land mines or life-threatening tuberculosis. Now, APOPO wants to bring its "HeroRATs" from Africa to Asia.

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HeroRATS: Sniffing out Landmines and Saving Lives

Rats are some of the most loathed mammals in history. Even the word rat functions as a stand-in for a criminal or untrustworthy person. However,...

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