Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa
Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa

Hero rat which detected landmines in Cambodia wins UK bravery award

  • The giant African pouched rat has discovered 39 mines and 28 items of unexploded ordinance in the past seven years
  • More than 60 million people in 59 countries continue to be threatened by such devices

Topic |   Animals
Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa
Magawa, an African giant pouch rat, has been awarded a gold medal by UK animal welfare charity PDSA for helping detect deadly landmines in Cambodia. Photo: PDSA handout via dpa
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