We save lives & limbs by using our exceptional sense of smell to sniff out #landmines & #tuberculosis. We're trained by APOPO, a Belgian NGO based in Tanzania.
The perfect way to start a day of HeroRAT training...being greeted by a future hero at the door of their claypot.
Sniffing the air: just give me a second to compose myself...I know there's a #landmine hiding from me around here
A high-five from Nala, training to sniff out #TB. Support her journey: http://www.apopo.org/adoptarat.php?lang=en
Meet our Mine Detection Rat team, helping to rid #Mozambique of #landmines & return safe land to local communities
Being a hero is a balancing act...
Meet Galina, the sniffing superstar helping to increase Tanzania's #TB detection rates...
Hello. Is it my turn for landmine detection training yet? (Waiting in the wings...)
Elvis, King of the claypot
Cosy claypot crew...whoever said three's a crowd?
Miraji trains his rats one last time in Tanzania before heading to Mozambique to work in our Mine Action Program
Dreaming of banana treats starts at a very young age for these future heroes...
We love #FollowFriday shout-outs. But you know what we HeroRATs love even more? #FullCheeksFriday
The lovely Linda, who trains detection rats for APOPO, sporting a new blue sunhat to combat the early morning African sunshine.
A perfect way to start the week...
Help us reach new heights, in the fight against #landmines & #tuberculosis. RT to show you care.
Stepping out into the big, wide world...a future TB detection HeroRAT during the habituation process.
Playtime at HeroRAT HQ...
A simple, low-tech, cost-effective resource to help in solving the global #landmine problem:
Astrid the HeroRAT pauses between sniffing sessions for some important whisker-wiping action.
Elegant yet determined, she sniffs out landmines with style. Meet Blossom: http://www.apopo.org/adoptarat.php?lang=en
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