Cambodia, Magawa, the mine-sniffing rat decorated with the Medal of Valor, retires

Cambodia, Magawa, the mine-sniffing rat decorated with the Medal of Valor, retires
Cambodia, Magawa, the mine-sniffing rat decorated with the Medal of Valor, retires

It is time to enjoy a well deserved rest for Magawa, the giant African rat that for five years, with its sense of smell, has found mines and unexploded ordnance in the subsoil of Cambodia. “Although still in good health, he has reached retirement age and is evidently starting to slow down – explained Apopo, the Belgian non-profit association that trained the rodent – the time has come”.

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