Lion, Tiger And Bear Were Rescued As Cubs And Became Best Friends For Life.
A lifelong bond was formed between three not likely buddies after they suffered terrible troubles all together.
In 2001, Leo, an African lion, Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger, as well as Baloo, a black bear, were saved from their hellish living conditions.
The trio was located in Atlanta, in the basement of a drug dealer. They had actually been terribly abused and all 3 cubs remained in terrific distress.
Baloo was wearing a harness that was so limited that it had cut into his skin, Leo had a cut across his face and had actually been shoved right into a small cage, and Shere Khan was precariously malnourished.
It was a heartbreaking situation; the 3 were only cubs and had actually already suffered a lot.
But once they would certainly been discovered, they were immediately saved and also offered Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove.
The three cubs had actually been through too much to ever be able to return to the wild, however they were extremely happy to get to enjoy the huge grounds of the sanctuary and to receive plenty of love and also treatment from the dedicated staff.
It was clear from the beginning that the 3 had actually been adhered by their experience. They sought comfort from each other when they were concerned and also showered each other in love by playing all together as well as grooming each other.
The staff expected that they would at some point grow out of each other and that they would most likely need to be separated eventually, yet even as they aged they continued to be best friends.
They spent 15 more than happy years together; playing, snuggling, teasing each other and also sleeping together. The horrors of their youth faded from their minds as they made new, happy, loving memories with each other.
In 2016 Leo passed away, shortly followed by the death of Shere Khan in 2018. Baloo stayed near to his dear friends in their last days and also was there for their burials as well.
Though Leo as well as Shere Kahn may have died, Baloo isn’t alone. He still carries the happy memories he made with his close friends, and the sanctuary team makes sure to keep him company.
The wonderful friendship of the BLT will never ever be forgotten. The 3 pals show us that family does not always mean blood, and that also our darkest moments can one day be replaced by love as well as light.
Have you heard the story of how The BLT – Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan came to be? Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion, and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger; known as "The BLT" came to Noah's Ark in 2001 after they were discovered by police officers in a basement of an Atlanta home during a drug raid. At only a few months old, all three cubs were frightened, malnourished, and infected with internal and external parasites when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources brought them to Noah’s Ark.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. How far can we spread their story? Please share. 🙂 <3www.noahs-ark.org
Posted by Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary on Saturday, June 6, 2015