We’ve seen many unusual animal friendships. Dogs and elephants. Cats and foxes. Even giraffes and ostriches. But, nothing like this ever saw in an American black bear, an African lion and a Bengal tiger living with each other in harmony.
Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have used the last 15 years in peace coexisting at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter in Georgia. Known as the BLT, they were recovered in 2001 from the basement of a house in Atlanta during a police drug raid. They were held in the basement in appalling conditions, and Baloo had to have surgery to eliminate an ingrowing gear that hadn’t been adjusted as he’d grown. That was the only time the 3 characters have ever been separated however, and they’ve spent many happy days.