Bear, Lion, And Tiger Have Been Best Friends For 15 Years After Traumatic Past

They say two’s friendship and three’s a crowd, but one unlikely animal trio of a black bear, a tiger and a lion have forged a furry friendship for life.

American black bear Baloo, African lion Leo and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger were rescued together as cubs from the basement of a drug den in Atlanta, US.


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The horrific conditions they were found in seems to have created a bond between the animals that continues to this day.


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Baloo had to have surgery to remove an ingrown harness that hadn’t been removed as he’d gotten bigger.


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But today, living in Noah’s Ark animal sanctuary in Georgia, the animals spend every moment together and are happier than ever.


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One employee of the sanctuary said, “They were rescued together as cubs and they were just very bonded. They came from a really sad situation.”


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“They were hurt, they were unhealthy, and that hard time really made them just come together and become a family.”


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“And we never separated them — as you can see, they still live together, they play together and they love each other.”


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The trio have even become affectionately known as the BLT.


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As they’re unfit to be released into the wild, the gang have now spent an incredible 15 years together since being rescued in 2001.


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And they’re the happiest roommates we know.


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You can see the full report on the BLT below:

To find out more about sponsoring these furry friends, and where to go to say hello, head to the Noah’s Ark website.