Cambodia's landmine-sniffing 'hero rat' is retiring

This landmine-sniffing "hero" rat is retiring

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Magawa is ending five years of service after being trained by an NGO

and finding 71 landmines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance

Courtesy: PDSA UK

Magawa was awarded a gold medal last year by the UK-based charity PDSA

for his "lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty"

"He is small but he has helped save many lives allowing us to return much-needed safe land back to our people as quickly and cost-effectively as possible." - So Malen, Magawa's handler