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Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by DDDEnterprises: 3:48pm On Jun 06
- Tanzania-born Magawa had an illustrious five-year career that saw him directly save the lives of people impacted by hidden explosives

- The handlers of the Cambodia-based African giant pouched rodent said he has become slow and sluggish but in good health

- In September 2020, Magawa received a gold medal for his bravery, devotion to lifesaving and diligence on duty


A hero rat celebrated for its ability to detect landmines is
about to embark on a well-deserved retirement.


Magawa at work. He helped detect over 70 landmines. Photo: APOPO.

Tanzania-born Magawa had an illustrious five-year career that saw him directly save the lives of men, women, and children impacted by hidden explosives and war remnants.

According to APOPO, an organisation that trained Magawa, who is now based in Cambodia, the African giant pouched rodent has become slow and sluggish but in good health.

APOPO said on Thursday, June 3:
"Although still in good health, he has reached retirement age and is clearly starting to slow down. It is time."

The hero rat was born in Tanzania in November 2014. He grew up at APOPO's Training and Research Centre in Tanzania, where he learned how to sniff explosives.

Magawa then moved to Siem Reap in Cambodia in 2016, where he began his successful career.

During his career, Magawa found 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance, making him APOPO’s most successful hero rat.

Over the past five years, he has helped clear over 225,000 square metres of land, allowing local communities to live, work, play and be educated; without fear of losing life or limb.

Gold medal award

In September 2020, Magawa received a gold medal for his bravery, devotion to lifesaving and diligence on duty.

Magawa was formally presented with the miniature PDSA Gold Medal, the George Cross's animal equivalent.

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre reported that Cambodia might be sitting on top of more than six million landmines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance.

As a result, Cambodia has been recording the highest number of mine amputees per capita globally, with over 40,000 people suffering because of the mines.


A picture of Magawa displaying its medal

Source: https://www.legit.ng/1419110-heroic-rat-received-gold-medal-detecting-explosives-retires-active-service-saving-lives.html

Last time, we shared details about a dog with two medals. Here's another rat with a gold medal. How many medals does any of you on this forum have? Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves. grin grin

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Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Brokeloser: 3:51pm On Jun 06
This rat is more useful than bullhari,liar mumuhamad and pantaharam put together.
For the BMC who disagree check how many lives this rat has saved and compare to how many your darling daddy has ruined. I'm looking at you dead vulture griller.

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Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Augla1: 3:51pm On Jun 06
If eveven a Rat can live a purposely Life, why can t you?
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by DDDEnterprises: 3:53pm On Jun 06
And there's another angle to this folks; inspired by the comment above me.

If a rat could live such purposeful life, why can't you?

Don't give up on your dreams folks. The journey will be tough indeed. But as long as you're doing things right, keep pushing until you experience breakthrough.

God guide and help us all.
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by ItsGoodToBeGood(m): 4:09pm On Jun 06
Rat ke,,,


Is our God not Wonderful
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Starzo: 4:26pm On Jun 06
when last Nigeria win gold medal for anything??
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by habsydiamond(m): 4:35pm On Jun 06
Rat is a hero to some people now, what are we going to call all our unknown leaders ooo hero or zero... Make I chill

Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Bluntguy: 4:49pm On Jun 06
Wetin cow no fit do, na him rat dey do.
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Teflonarthur(m): 4:52pm On Jun 06
Who will the pension be paid to from now onwards... The handlers or who
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by 113maduenu: 9:01am On Jun 07
okay
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by tatutatu: 3:15pm On Jun 07
bubu take it easy, they'll give your cow award next for overgrazing.
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by Nuelito: 11:04pm On Jun 07
Lwkmd....rat win medal...e remain make mosquito win medal too as molten no dey kill em anymore
Re: Rat That Received Gold Medal For Detecting Explosives Retires by adetutuabosede1: 8:31am On Jun 08
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