About Shuri

Name:

Shuri (SHUR - EE)

Sex:

Female

Date of birth:

20/02/2015

Job title:

Mine Detection Rat

Birthplace:

Morogoro, Tanzania

Current Location:

Morogoro, Tanzania

Length:

72cm

Weight:

870g

Favourite food:

Peanuts

Personality:

Cheeky and inquisitive


Top 5 facts

  1. HeroRATs like Shuri require an average of nine months of initial training
  2. More than 88,000 people in Angola are living with a disability caused by landmines
  3. Shuri and the HeroRATs are at least as accurate as any other mine detection method, and much faster.
  4. Shuri can search a 200 square meter minefield in 20 minutes. This would take a technician with a metal detector between one and four days.
  5. Before being deployed on minefields, HeroRATs like Shuri are accredited by national authorities using an internationally recognized testing framework.

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