The Incredible Story Of How A Tiger, Bear, And Lion Became Best Friends For Life

Animals like tigers, lions, and bears are not known to be good friends in nature. They are known to be predators on the top of the food chain. But, did you know that in one place the three of them are very good friends? Yes, Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were the names of a bear, lion, and tiger rescued in Georgia. They were sent to a sanctuary where they stayed as friends for their entire life span.

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1A tiger, bear, and lion

This feels like a movie when you hear that since 2001 a tiger, bear, and lion have been living like brothers. Yes, you read it correctly, since 2001 a tiger, bear, and lion have been living in harmony as a trio. This took place at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia.

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2Meet the real-life Jungle book

Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were rescued together during a drug raid in Atlanta in 2001. The three were only a few months old when they were discovered. The cubs were found in a very bad state. They were all scared, malnourished, and infected with parasites.

Meet the real-life Jungle book

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3Their lives changed

Thankfully, these cubs did not have to suffer. They were taken to a 250-acre nonprofit animal rescue, and their lives were transformed for the better. Cubs that were on the verge of death were now big and strong. And their friendship blossomed. Today they are healthy and best friends for life.

Their lives changed

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4How did they bond so much

According to the doctors at the sanctuary, the reason why these animals bonded so closely is that they were in the same situation together. This is not just something that happens to humans. This also is seen in animals when they are abused together as children they seek comfort in each other’s company.

How did they bond so much

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5How were they found?

They were found when a drug dealer’s house got raided by the police in Atlanta, Georgia. The three cubs were found kept in very bad conditions in the basement. The police found the three frightened and malnourished cubs cowering in the corner. Thankfully the raid happened or these cubs would’ve died.

Tiger cub and lion cub

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