Giant Rats Are Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

These 2-foot giant pouched rats are giving rats a good name. Referred to as ‘Hero Rats’, they have a superpower that’s saving thousands of lives: a powerful nose that can detect unexploded landmines and Tuberculosis. And now, they’re being trained to sniff out just about anything, from illegal wildlife trafficking to humans trapped under rubble after a natural disaster.

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