What is a Gambian Rat?

Gambian Rat

Currently studies are being conducted in various countries about the best ways to train these rats, and determine their limits and abilities to detecting mines. The Gambian pouched rat has very poor eyesight and so depends on its senses of smell and hearing. It is not a true rat but is part of an African branch of muroid rodents. In its native Africa, the pouched rat lives in colonies of…

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