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Mine-detecting rat receives prestigious gold medal

BBC News Friday, 25 September 2020
Mine-detecting rat, Magawa, has sniffed out dozens of landmines and unexploded munitions in Cambodia.
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Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity. Soraya Ali reports.

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