Rats have an extraordinary sense of smell. In Cambodia, they are helping to sniff out dangerous landmines. It is the brainchild of Bart Weetjens, who, with his friend, Christophe Cox, co-founded APOPO. They call the trained rats: HeroRATs. ANA BLUE WING interviewed them both to learn more about the lives of these heroic creatures.
They even have their own adventure play cage.
Photo of retirement ceremony table
Credit: Allan Staley
Photo of trainers showing rats to visitors at center
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