Baloo the American black bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger (THE BLT), have been living together in an enclosure at an animal shelter since 15 years.
The bear, tiger and lion “brothers” were found only a few months old by police during a drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001.
They were discovered malnourished and underweight, cowering in cages under the house.
Ever since, they have lived together in an enclosure at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which now includes a creek and a wooden home complete with a wrap-around porch.
The suburban sanctuary, south-west of Atlanta, said of the trio: “Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan eat, sleep, and play together and even seek out grooming and affection from one another, head rubbing and licking each another.
“Their terrifying early months in life bonded the three together and they are truly inseparable despite their obvious differences.”
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