Cambodia deploys new team of mine sniffing rats


Cambodia has deployed a new team of mine sniffing rats to replace the “retired” ones in an effort to boost de-mining operations in the country.

The team comprises 20 African giant pouched rats which were imported from Tanzania and have undergone intense training.

According to APOPO – an international organisation that specialises in using rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis, among the “retired” mine detection rats, there is Magawa that has found 71 landmines and 38 UXO during its five-year career.

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Source: Khmer Times