APOPO Hero Rats bomb detection training early morning at cleared field Siem Reap, Cambodia

These giant ‘RATS’ are helping to make the world a safer place

If you thought rats didn’t serve a useful purpose think again. African giant pouched rats, nicknamed HeroRATs, are helping to find landmines and detecting tuberculosis as part of an integrated approach. When deployed alongside standard methods, they speed up the process, getting peopleís lives back on track as fast as possible.