and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger.
The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer during a raid by the authority.
They were starving, traumatized and had bacterial infections.
Since then, they were brought to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary....
.......where they stayed 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 dealer's 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 bear's
return when he was at the vet's. Since thenno one has separated the group.
They were 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.
This threesome is the only lion, tiger and
bear living together in the world.
They're just that exceptional.
No one ever told them they couldn't love
one another, so they did just that.
They play together, nuzzle one other
and are extremely affectionate.
Humans could really learn from the
bond that these three have.
And now, even after so many years, they continue to do so.
The trio are affectionately referred as BLT, standing for Bear, Lion and Tiger. They might just be the most adorable sandwich ever!
Many thanks to Thomas Eapen for sharing.
Alan CY Kok