In March Mammal Madness, Our Money's On The Giant Pouched Rat

An African giant pouched rat sniffs for traces of land mine explosives at a training facility run by APOPO, a nonprofit that trains the rats to detect both tuberculosis and land mines. Not only does it have an excellent nose, but it can jump 5 feet in the air.

Because what mammal can take down a rodent that sniffs out land mines as well as TB — and jumps 5 feet in the air? Surely not tonight’s competitor, the maned wolf.

(Image credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)


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