Ronin

About Ronin

Name:

Ronin (ROW-NIN)

Sex:

Male

Date of birth:

13th August 2019

Job title:

Mine Detection Rat

Birthplace:

Morogoro, Tanzania

Current Location:

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Length:

68cm

Weight:

1,175 grams

Favourite food:

Avocado

Personality:

Hardworking, but friendly and relaxed.


Top 5 facts

  1. HeroRATs can search an area the size of a tennis court in 30 minutes. This would take a deminer with a metal detector up to four days depending on how much scrap metal was lying around.
  2. Our HeroRATs are trained to detect the chemical compound within explosives called TNT; they ignore scrap metal, unlike traditional methods with a metal detector.
  3. Over 110 million landmines remain hidden around the world with at least 59 countries affected.
  4. Cambodia is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world and as of 2020 there is still over 817 km² of land still littered with landmines and other explosives.
  5. Almost half of all landmine accidents globally are children. Their inquisitive nature means they stray from paths and pick up strange objects. 

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HERORATS in the media

Meet the Giant Rats That Are Sniffing out Landmines

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Rats are the world’s best land mine hunters

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Cambodia trains 'elite squad of rats' to detect landmines

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RONIN's Impact Last month

Minefield Cleared

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Explosives Found

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Minutes Worked

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Adoption packages for RONIN

Select the package that works best for you

Monthly
Adoption

$9.00
Monthly


Annual
Adoption

$99.00
Yearly


Here's what you'll receive

Welcome pack

A digital ten page Welcome Pack stacked full of facts, figures, pictures and quotes that will tell you everything you need to know about Ronin.

Adoption Certificate

A digital certificate of adoption with your name on it. The colorful emailed certificate may be printed on your home printer and framed.

Monthly Impact Updates

Monthly updates direct to your email inbox to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from the field.