Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hero Rats aka Rats Helping People: APOPO

Blossom, HeroRAT (adoptable)
Most of us do not consider rats to be heroes but pests.  However, to one group of people, they sniff out land mines and TB.  APOPO, a registered Belgian NGO works in Africa to save lives in multiple ways through African giant pouched rats.

Here is what they do: from their website:

Training HeroRATs

Learn how we transform African giant pouched rats into life-saving heroes.

Mine action

Discover APOPO's solution to the global landmine problem.

Tuberculosis detection

Find out how our rats are helping to increase TB case detection rates for our partner hospitals.

Read more at their website and consider adopting a HeroRAT!


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