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Huge Hero Rats Sniff Out Explosives

These 2-foot giant pouched rats are giving rats a good name. Referred to as ‘Hero Rats’, they have a superpower that’s saving thousands of lives: a powerful nose that can detect unexploded landmines…

In many formerly warring regions, landmines remain scattered underneath the countryside. And finding them is no easy task. The most common solutions, like bomb-sniffing dogs and metal detectors, are costly and time-consuming. Now, a nonprofit organization called APOPO thinks that there’s a better solution: Bomb-sniffing rats.

Huge Hero Rats Sniff Out Explosives

 

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