APOPO (an acronym for Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling: Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development in English) is a registered Belgian non-governmental organisation which trains southern giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. They call their trained rats HeroRATs Meet Magawa. Magawa is one of the friendliest HeroRATs ever but once he gets to work he's as determined as they come. Based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Magawa sniffs out deadly explosives ninety-six times faster than conventional solutions The latest Tweets from APOPO's HeroRATs (@HeroRATs). We train rats to save lives. Tanzania, Cambodia, Mozambiqu APOPO's HeroRATs, Washington, District of Columbia. 79,697 likes · 1,777 talking about this. We train and deploy detection rats to help solve..
22.2k Followers, 502 Following, 1,032 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from APOPO (@herorats APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative system deploying African giant pouched rats (nicknamed HeroRATs) to detect landmines or tuberculosis, using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO's scent detection technology has a massive potential to relieve human suffering and promote development when deployed in TB and landmine response, as well as in currently unexplored fields Fun fact : you can also follow @herorats to see them when they'll be grown up! The animals can each search 200 square metres of land in just 20 minutes when a human would take days and risk their life. With the herorats, no animal or human is injured and many lives are saved in the span of only 20 minutes
. Informational (nonfiction), 800 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 940L . Land mines are a serious problem in Mozambique and other countries around the world. Every year, thousands of people are hurt or killed by these dangerous, hidden weapons. HeroRATs: Rats Who. Welcome to our family blog! We are the Newmans and our site HeroRat is all about family, home and pets. Myself (Maya) writes most of the articles, but sometimes the kids and hubby help too. We have 3 adorable dogs and 3 adorable kids! We do a lot together as a family, so it's pretty busy in our house on a regular basis
Mandy the African pouch rat is off to discover if she's good enough to join an elite team of landmine detecting rats. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/B.. The Apopo HeroRAT soft toy is made from a soft Velboa body wearing a polyester tricot harness fastened together using Velcro. Silk-screen printing has been used for the branding on the harness. There is embroidery for the facial features, with lifelike whiskers. Stuffed with hypoallergenic PP cotton HeroRATs-in-training may love their job, but that doesn't mean it's always an easy life! Landmine Detection recruits must wake up early every day and practice sniffing for mines and covering.
Sep 26, 2014 · (CNN)-- Traditionally, you wouldn't gift someone a rat -- not someone you like, anyway. And even if a gift-wrapped rodent was in the cards, you'd likely shy away from the giant African pouched rat. Shop online for APOPO HeroRATs apparel and help us to save lives. Every penny will be used to support life-saving detection rats Following successful mine clearance projects in Africa, the hero rats prepare to detect landmines in Cambodia The magnificent success of HeroRats in land mine removal has inspired Apopo to branch out into disease detection and prevention.Specifically HeroRats are highly effective (using their amazing noses) in analyzing laboratory samples for Tuberculosis (TB) They are nicknamed HeroRATs. Their intelligence and sharp sense of smell make them perfect for sniffing out landmines. The cute hamster-like rodents are social animals that work well with humans. Their work saves many lives and limbs and allows land to be restored. An RTD film crew met a baby HeroRAT named Isaac when he was in training
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APOPO is a social enterprise that researches, develops, and implements detection rat technology for humanitarian purposes such as demining and tuberculosis detection. A Belgian NGO with headquarters in Tanzania, APOPO has operations in Mozambique, Angola, and Cambodia. APOPO trains African giant pouched rats to detect the odor signatures from volatile compounds in landmines, and to [ APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative system deploying African giant pouched rats (nicknamed HeroRATs) to detect landmines or tuberculosis, using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO's scent detection technology has a massive potential to relieve human suffering and promote development when deployed in TB and landmine response, as well as in currently unexplored fields