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About Nisay

Name: Nisay (NEE – SAY)
Sex: Female
Date of birth: 11 June 2013
Job title: Mine Detection Rat
Birthplace: Morogoro, Tanzania
Current Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Length: 77cm
Weight: 1.40kg
Favourite food: Peanuts
Personality: Cheeky and enthusiastic
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Nisay in the field
Nisay the HeroRAT Background

Nisay is the star performer in APOPO’s elite team of mine detection rats based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A prodigy from just a few weeks old, Nisay completed her accreditation exams in record time and has been clearing minefields at breakneck speed since her arrival in the country.

Nisay in the Field Flying rats

The journey from Tanzania to Cambodia was long, arduous, and full of adventure for Nisay and the other HeroRATs. This was the first time that the HeroRATs had ever left Africa and despite the long trip, they all made it and were happy and healthy, ready to carry out their crucial mine detection in Cambodia.

Nisay & Caretaker A new home

A custom built new home was developed for the HeroRATs in Cambodia complete with specious cages, special clay sleeping pots, and a selection of enrichments toys. Eight handlers, two caretakers, and a vet work to ensure Nisay and the HeroRATs are happy and healthy. Nisay loves few things more than some local Cambodian peanuts at the end of the day.

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Welcome PackCertificateMonthly Newsletter

Welcome pack Everything you need to know about APOPO and your newly adopted HeroRAT is in a downloadable welcome pack. It contains information about your HeroRAT’s background, mission, training, animal welfare, and impact as well as interesting facts, figures and quotes from the APOPO team.

Certificate An official digital certificate of adoption complete with your name on it.

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