“Rats are very social and affectionate animals. They love being in the company of their own species or humans. They like playing together and love to sleep curled up together. They take care of the injured and sick rats in their group. When rats don’t have companionship, they can become lonely, depressed, anxious and stressed. A group of rats is called a mischief.
Rats are intelligent animals. They are more intelligent than rabbits, hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs for instance. They also have excellent memories. Once rats learn a navigation route, they never forget it.
Rats are very clean animals. They spend several hours each day grooming themselves and each other. They are less likely than dogs or cats to catch and transmit parasites and viruses.”
Rest in Peace Zanjeer.
Zanjeer, a golden labrador, unlikely hero of 1993 Mumbai blasts, saved thousands of lives during the serial bomb blasts in the city in March 1993 by detecting more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honours during a ceremony attended by senior police officials.