Panya shupavu Tanzania aitwaye Magawa afariki dunia

Panya Shupavu Tanzania Aitwaye Magawa Afariki Dunia

Magawa the rat, who was awarded a gold medal for his heroism, retired from his job detecting landmines.

In a five-year career, the rodent sniffed out 71 landmines and dozens more unexploded items in Cambodia.

Magawa was trained by the Belgium-registered charity Apopo, which is based in Tanzania and has been raising the animals - known as HeroRATs - to detect landmines since the 1990s. The animals are certified after a year of training.

Magawa was awarded the PDSA Gold Medal - sometimes described as the George Cross for animals - for his "life-saving devotion to duty".

He was the first rat to be given the medal in the charity's 77-year history.


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