In Tanzania, African Giant Pouched Rats are rooting out landmine's. They are smart, social and importantly-- light, so they won't trigger explosions.
They are the brainchild of Belgian organization 'Apopo'-- cutting landmine removal time exponentially. That matters because landmine's still pose a serious risk.
The rats are currently being used in seven countries, helping remove more than 10,000 landmine's so far.
Giant rats being used to root out landmine's
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