Year of rescue: 2015
Age at the time of rescue: 4 years old
Personality traits/quirks: Curious and playful
Recognizable features: Abnormal gait due to gunshot wound
Physical condition and ongoing health challenges: Not undergoing any treatment
Facility: Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre
Favorite foods: Watermelons and Coconut
Sanctuary friends: Chandra, Mithali and Rathi
Favorite activities: Relaxing on her hammock enrichment
Special needs or accommodations: Due to her gunshot injury that affected her gait, she cannot climb higher enrichments.
Background history: Hamsi was found with a bullet lodged in her left shoulder. Left in immense pain and unable to forage like she would normally do, she started to venture into human habitations in search of easily available food. Hamsi was in dire need of medical help and our team came to her aid, and brought her to the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre in 2015. Her injury was so grave that her healing took a very long time, that permanently affected her gait.