Banshee came from a good home in eastern Missouri. Unfortunately, her owner passed away in a fatal car accident in December of 2008. Shortly thereafter, National Tiger Sanctuary was able to give Banshee a permanent home where she could happily live out her life. In August 2010, Banshee had an emergency, exploratory surgery to remove a piece of food that was stuck in her intestines. She successfully recovered from the surgery and has been healthy ever since. Banshee is very playful and can be heard clanking her bowling ball around in the evening.