The Incredible Story Of How A Tiger, Bear, And Lion Became Best Friends For Life
11Friends even in adulthood
The three animals even in adulthood were still very close to each other. They still played together and even though they lived in a three-acre enclosure, it was common to find them within 100 feet of each other. That’s proof that they’re not just coexisting or cohabiting, they actually do enjoy each other’s company.
12This shows how kind animals can be
This rare instance of animal kindness went on to show just how loving animals can actually be. They are not savages in the wild who only know how to hunt and kill. They are actually very intelligent and smart creatures who know how to love and live together.
13Unfortunately, only Baloo is left
This may be the worst part of this story. Sadly, Leo died in 2016 and Shere Khan in 2018. Only Baloo is left today who dearly misses his friends. The two best friends were buried together in the habitat where they enjoyed spending time and where Baloo still lives, so they still remain together.
14The trio changed the world
The news of these three alpha predators being such good friends did have a huge impact on the world. New laws were imposed on the adoption of these animals as pets as well as the import and export of their cubs. No animal should go through what they did in the basement of a drug dealer’s home.
15Their story will live on
The story of Leo, Shere Khan, and Baloo are not the only stories of mismatched friendships in the animal kingdom. There have been many stories of animals forming unusual friendships in the animal kingdom. These stories show us how different animals really are than what we think them to be.