A Proud Giant Pouched Rat Mama Drags Her Human by the Finger to Show Off Her New Babies

A very proud African giant pouched rat who couldn’t wait to share the good news that she was a mother, excitedly dragged her human by the finger to come and meet the new arrivals. These amazing rodents are part of APOPO, a Belgian non-profit organization that trains rats to sniff out tuberculosis and landmines in hard-hit areas around the world.

APOPO is an innovative organisation that works to improve Tuberculosis detection in developing countries and, establish a cost and time effective solution to landmine clearance in post-conflict areas.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.