Stop and smell the explosives: US military research with South African elephants shows promise

March 11, 2015 2:44 PM

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Stop and smell the explosives: US military research with South African elephants shows promise

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2013 released by Adventures With Elephants, a handler identified as Sugar rides an elephant called Chishuru during a smell test in Bela-Bela, north of Pretoria, South Africa. Armed with a sharp sense of smell, dogs have a long history of detecting explosives for their human handlers. Trained rats sniff out land mines from old African wars. In Croatia, researchers have tried to train bees to identify TNT. (AP Photo/Graham Alexander, Adventures With Elephants) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2013 released by Adventures With Elephants, an elephant called Chishuru is rewarded by David, left, on the target mat for having completely a successful scent trial as colleague Sugar sits on top, in Bela-Bela, north of Pretoria, South Africa. Armed with a s...

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