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Chitra was the 500th bear we rescued, just before Christmas 2008. She gets her name from Chitradurga, the area in India where she lived her life as a dancing bear.

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Taken from Chitra Update - September 2016 diary | 13th September 2016

Forced into becoming a dancing bear by her Kalandar owners, Chitra had been subjected to years of abuse and injustice. Neglected and made to starve for months at a stretch, she had lost all hope.These days Chitra has gained the reputation of being one of the feistiest bears at the Bannerghatta Bear...

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