Magawa the 'hero rat', who was given a medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia, dies aged eight

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Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, passed away last weekend. He detected more than 100 land mines and other explosives during his five-year career before retiring last year. The death of Magawa was announced a day after three mine removal experts working for another group were killed by an accidental explosion.
5 months ago·P P, Cambodia

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BBC News

Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight

Magawa was awarded a gold medal for heroism for clearing landmines in Cambodia.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Cambodia's landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat Magawa dies in retirement

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia's landmine-sniffing rat Magawa, who found more than 100 landmines and explosives during a five-year career, has died at the age of 8, leaving a lasting legacy of saved lives in the Southeast Asian nation. Magawa, who died over the weekend, was the most successful "HeroRAT" deployed by international charity APOPO, which uses African giant pouched rats to detect

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

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5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

Magawa: Cambodian Hero Rat Which Snuffed Out Over 100 Landmines, Dies

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4 months ago·India
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CBC News

Magawa, rat who detected landmines in Cambodia, dies in retirement

A landmine-detecting rat in Cambodia who received a prestigious award for his life-saving duty has died in retirement, the charity for which he had worked has announced.

4 months ago·Canada
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CTV News

Rat who detected land mines in Cambodia dies in retirement

A land mine-detecting rat in Cambodia who received a prestigious award for his life-saving duty has died in retirement, the charity for which he had worked has announced.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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