The BLT – no, it is not the sandwich
This is Baloo the Black Bear, Leo the African Lion and Sher Khan the Bengal Tiger.
The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealers home when it was raided by authorities.
They were starving, traumatized and had bacterial infections.
Since then, they were brought to Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary
where they have lived in the same habitat together for 13 years.
The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. [While at the drug dealers home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.]
The two cats were distraught and cried for the bears return when he was at the vets. Since then no one has separated the group.
They clearly bonded during their earliest memories and never wanted to be apart.
Now they live together as if they were brothers of the same species.
They play together, nuzzle one another and are extremely affectionate.
The threesome are the only lion, tiger and bear living together in the world.
They are just that exceptional.
Humans could really learn from the bond that these three have.
No one ever told them they could not love one another, so they did just that.
And now, even all these years later, they continue to do so.