World’s smallest deminers to start work in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the first group of rats is training to help their human counterparts clear land still contaminated with mines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) after decades of war.

It might seem odd to use rats as deminers, but Apopo, an organization that trains Giant African Pouched Rats to sniff out mines, says that they are in many ways better than other detectors. …

Denise Hruby