This sounds like something out of a Disney movie. A lion, tiger, and bear all living in a Georgia animal shelter for the past 15 years have become inseparable.
The trio, referred to as “BLT,” were all rescued from the same owner as cubs and were each severely neglected and abused. Leo the lion had an open, infected wound on his nose from his small cage. Shere Khan, the tiger, was malnourished and infected with parasites. Baloo the bear had a severely ingrown harness digging into his skin because it had not been loosened as he grew.
Now, however, the animals are BFFs at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter. “Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan eat, sleep, and play together,” the shelter says. “They even seek out grooming and affection from one another, head rubbing and licking each another.”