tv Documentary RT January 9, 2019 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
isaac's birthplace was a special training center in tanzania. it's called which stands for development of landmine detection equipment that's what isaac is. mine sniffing rat. rats are everywhere there are sociable circumstances. with humanity. actually traditionally. garbage. for always. mind sniffing rats are put to work in former hotspots where learned mines are among the most deadly remnants of conflict they're often found years after war has ended
and serious injury isn't the only problem. imagine how it must feel to live with the knowledge that there's a landmine lurking somewhere near your home. when i was a close up field and to help make the problem of landmines a thing of the past. but it will be a full nine months before he becomes a real pro for now he simply spends his time with his family. it's no coincidence that giant rats were chosen to sniff mines in the wild their extraordinary sense of smell that was them to search for food buried deep underground it works with. the key is to train the a rats to associate the discovery of t.n.t. with food and that's not difficult because everyone knows how intelligent rats are the really hard part is making sure that the rat doesn't make any mistakes that could be fatal. not just for the rat. these regular
rats that's clear from the way they eat these giant rats have special pouches in their cheeks food just like hamsters so this particular animal is on the cusp between being a rat but. perhaps that's why they're just a little bit cuter. i guess i should add to another really great benefit of our species of rats is that they're really curious which lab rats are curious as well but. there are various social in terms of they're really willing to work with people lab rats sometimes will develop that relationship with you but i don't think they develop it quite as readily. meanwhile isaac has grown
he's now four weeks old i'm training can begin like all children isaac's schooling starts with the kindergarten. although it is a camera he helps a little rasta feel comfortable around people. to see the defeat. to be. the norm we teach the. truth. interacting with a carer is a vital part of the learning process it's important for isaac's socialisation mind sniffing rats mustn't run away from bites people.
when he grows up eyes are cool way around a kilo and his body will reach thirty to forty centimeters in length just about as long as his tail. because they're so big grilled. is a favorite local street food. started at school he spends his early weeks learning the basic rule that means food . is used to reinforce the learned response. counters an empty can. treat. well in general that. they really let her do her thing they don't get involved or train influenced her in any way. as
a different behavior just before they find. they have certain behaviors some of them like to clean themselves they like to groom themselves they're very clean. they don't like to get wet or maybe there's. some of them will walk around in circles some even stand up in the air. so they have no said she's found something she just has. indicated where. a rat remarkable sense of smell can detect the tiniest traces of tears. they can sense the explosive even when it's fifteen to twenty centimeters on the ground their nose is all they're not so secret weapon imagine if humans had similar abilities ok if you were in
a pitch black room and somebody entered the house. i would say i think one kilometer away and it's pitch black and you can't hear anything you might be able to detect something changed but that's also very hard for me to say because i really as a scientist i need evidence to support such a claim and i don't happen. isaac and his sister at the gym they can give their paws a good workout sharpen their teeth. but enjoy a sense of freedom. looks as though isaac's trying to set out on his first trip. a nice try. a brief chase. a few
that's what we are doing here. for about a week these students are only fed the food supply given the streaks during training mostly a staple diet of but none of those and nuts. during the weekends are little giants are given a veritable feast albert prepares a mixture of peanuts and dried fish this calorie cocktail is great for their bones . you want. them to it's no feast without dessert. he says. he. says here.
in the wild giant rats live in small underground colonies. they're quite independent within the colony they live in their own burrows and tend not to share food with neighbors. females can choose their own mating partners but the colonies are not matter. they are ruled by a group that works a little like a parliament with both male and female members. it's a big day. is about to move on to high school. just like every graduate to be he gets his own personal transport.
it's for moments like this that isaac has been trained. by the sound of the engine . i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime stamping each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need
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conclusion he's had to be made to train during this. again. and i like it the only one. with three hundred or. so it's not divide man who is telling them. the black you have to do this in this in this new manner now we have the older teen years saudi there is material enough for the old to be used to train the human mind.
isaac remains calm while using for his class to start. the trust between trainer and rat runs deep. he lets isaac out of the cage. without even bothering to follow. they have to concentrate them to be aviator they're there they have to. do i make you need to predation or for the root is doing. with you. when you were
telling about your adventures. isaac is now demonstrating model behavior by non-thinking rat. he sniffs diligently at the end. is in no hurry. this is the result of several months of training. it looks as though isaac might offend some t.n.t. . he tries to rid his nose of all extraneous said. he thinks he senses something but needs to reset his smelling operators to be sure . this is the spot.
visions of t.n.t. . isaac seems to have passed with flying colors. and now it's time to evaluate his loyalty. no one wants to chase a runaway rhett across a life minefield that would be deadly that's why it's important that the rats follow their handlers voluntarily without a leash. isaac is displaying textbook behavior as this training is over. now it's time for the real work to begin. traveling to see. in cambodia.
this is home to one of the ancient aka textural wonders of the world. and caught a fact. millions of tourists travel here to take their best selfies tourism is one of cambodia's main sources of revenue. but there are still landmines left over from the civil war and they are seriously hampering any further growth and tourism to say nothing of the danger to life.
when it comes to square miles of minefields cambodia is second only to afghanistan . the number of injuries caused by landmines is the highest in the world now though the situation is changing for the better in the popular tourist resorts mines can only be seen in museums but there are still many dangerous areas in the country. isaac is here to help with mine clearance. new instructor apply sunscreen to his skin. because giant rats and nocturnal creatures their skin isn't accustomed to high levels of u.v. if they were left unprotected and run the risk of developing skin cancer. ears and tails of the most delicate spots. we didn't see them doing
this in africa because the training center was high in the mountains in the town of ma to go to. at this time of year it's much cooler there than here in cambodia. if we take a closer look at the probables it's raining but isaac still has some screen applied . for sun might come out once the team stops working. this is no drill. team domes protective vests and helmets. no one knows exactly how much protection they get would offer fun until they're off to work. he's not
a hundred. but look at you from the top and the next question is not bad but these are. international rules that we have to you. know. if something exploded. in the not being a scottish and down to something explored at least to a point that they don't want an office rather than having nothing. just as we make our way to the minefield it rains again. if we do rains and then. march. we think that there is no question i think taking a minis is going on so it's not easy for that. that's why when drains a lot then we don't work. it doesn't look as though
the disposal team has a light breakfast after work everyone gets a banana. and they all seem to enjoy it. isaac has come a long way from this moment of triumph now it's time for a rest. real heroes glory true heroes need to rest to build up their strength for their future endeavors. another round of cambodia's mine clearance campaign has come to an end the field engineers have a chance to relax and the young men take a leaf out of the judge's book then i'd life is almost as exciting as the rats.
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