Rat Magawa stops detecting explosives

The famous rat Magawa is retiring. He‘s been helping clean up land mines and other explosives for five years. So now he’s gonna stop it.

Magawa works in the Asian country of Cambodia. About 20 years ago, there was a war. The landmines that were laid there are still dangerous.

If a man walks over it, the landmine could explode, but because Magawa is very light, he can safely walk over it.

Saving Lives

Magawa can smell good. He recognizes the smell of explosive substances and then walks towards it. That way Magawa already managed to find 71 mines and 38 other explosives.

Every time the rat discovers a mine, people can defuse it.

Earlier, Magawa won a prize for his heroic work. We made this video about: