Magawa: heroic rat who discovered landmines died at age eight

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Magawa received the Medal of Courage

Magawa, the rat famous for his ability to sniff and detect mines and who received a gold medal for his heroic actions in this regard, has died at the age of eight.

During its five-year career, the rodent has discovered more than 100 landmines and other explosives in Cambodia.

One of the most successful rats was Magawa, whom the Belgian charity Abobo trained to alert miners in mines so that they could be removed safely.

The association said the giant African rat “died peacefully” over the weekend.

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