August 21, 2007
BY FRONTLINE/World Editors
An Apopo trainer handles one of the rodent recruits at Weetjens' lab in Tanzania.
Perhaps you were one of our viewers amazed to witness the abilities and intelligence of the rats featured in our story Hero Rats in Tanzania. We also heard from some of you who keep rats as pets and who were delighted to see their beloved creatures being put to good use. Either way, the story of the rats trained to uncover land mines has been one of the most popular videos on our Web site this summer, with comments flooding in after the June 27th broadcast.