Bear, Lion and Tiger Form An Unusual Friendship
One American animal shelter has got three friends it fondly refers to as "BLT." The bear, lion and tiger were rescued when they were all about two months old eight years ago.
Georgia - The trio is now inseparable, as they were raised together. Named Baloo (the bear), Leo (the lion), and Shere Khan (the tiger), they were found together when police raided a drug dealer's premises in 2002. The three have lived at Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children's Care Home ever since. The trio have a Facebook fan page. Staffer Diane Smith told the Mirror:
“It is magical to see a giant American Black Bear put his arm around a Bengal tiger and then to see the tiger nuzzle up like a domestic cat.”
People can visit the animal sanctuary, although it is advised one should call ahead to ensure they are open. Noah's Ark does have some dogs it will adopt out. Not only home to unique animals in need of caring homes, Noah's Ark also runs a group home for up to 24 children, from birth to 18 years of age. The animal facility is home for up to 1,000 animals.