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Man training rats sniff explosives and detect tuberclosis (Photos)

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 A juvenile African giant pouched rat carries a metal tea egg containing traces of TNT, at APOPO's training facility in Morogoro

A man trains African giant pouched rat at APOPO's training facility in Morogoro, Tanzania. APOPO trains the rats to detect tuberculosis and landmines at its facility. The trained rats sniff for explosive and so are able to detect the presence of landmines far faster than conventional methods which involve metal detection. [Photos: AFP]

 

A rat handler carries on his arm an African giant pouched rat

 

 

A rat handler carries on his shoulder an African giant pouched rat at APOPO's training facility in Morogoro on June 17, 2016

 

 

 A rat is trained to sniff for traces of landmine explosives

 

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