Rodents don’t always have the best reputation, but these trained rats are true heroes. Belgian organisation APOPO has been training their “heroRATS” to find land mines for 20 years…
According to reports, the rats have helped clear more than 100,000 mines from former war zones. The rats, which have exceptional noses and the ability to detect the slightest trace of scent have also been trained to detect tuberculosis in medical samples.
They can screen 100 mucus samples in 20 minutes – a job that would take clinics four days!
Watch the video above to learn more about the “heroRATS”.