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Rats are making a huge contribution to the human race, whether they are sniffing out underground landmines in Africa, screening people for tuberculosis, acting as service animals or sniffing out drugs and gun residue. Rats are a social creature that only want to please. They have a very similar personality to a dog yet they are small and compact.
Rats are being used as therapy and service animals. These amazing animals can sense a life-threatening seizure coming on and alert the person they are working for by licking their face and neck frantically. The warning gives
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dogs or the person time to take some medication, ensure they are sitting down and avoid a dangerous situation. Having this animal to warn people gives their owners a new lease on life. They can go out and enjoy life, knowing they will have a warning of the seizure. Rats, like most animals, love unconditionally and have been used as companion pets for troubled young people and children with disabilities.
Rats are trained to detect tuberculosis in Africa. One rat can evaluate 100 samples in less than 20 minutes whereas a lab technician would spend more than two days to do the same job. Rats evaluate all samples, indicating additional TB cases initially missed by microscopy tests performed at health centers.
Meanwhile, on September 17, 2015, Mozambique was officially declared free of all known landmines, thanks in part to the African giant pouched rat. The organization APOPO trains these rats to find landmines; they chose the rats because of their high sense of smell and intelligence. They are easy to train and light in weight as to not set off a mine if they walk over it.
At present APOPO’s 140 person team in Mozambique includes five manual demining teams, 2 sections of mine detection rat handlers, 32 mine detection rats, and 5 armored machines for ground preparation, survey and mechanical demining. Fortunately, according to APOPO, no rats have been injured or killed in the minefield to date. Learn more about APOPO visit their website