• Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Keys Giant Mutant Rats Detect Land Mines and Tuberculosis

    Last week we told you about the African Gambian Pouched Rat's reemergence on Grassy Key. Now comes an organization headquartered in Tanzania called APOPO, dedicated to training African Gambian pouched rats to detect land mines and tuberculosis. When trained, they're dubbed HeroRATS. Bart Weetjens, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Giant Rats Won't Die and Keep Invading Florida

    Between 1999 and 2001, about eight giant Gambian pouched rats were let loose by a local exotic breeder. More than a decade later, despite multiple attempts to eradicate what Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill calls "the largest true rat in the world," the mutant critters just won't go away ... More >>