So happy they found each other…!
These friends appear only in fairy tales, but they are real-life friends who have been through many ups and downs in life together.
Nothing can separate them; they’ve been together for 15 years!
This is the story of an African lion (Leo), a Bengal tiger (Shere Khan), and a black bear (Baloo) who were all rescued in 2001 from the basement of a dr.ug de.aler in Atlanta, Georgia. All three animals are in desperate need of assistance. They of life are [tre.at.ed as sl.aves], to.rt.ured, and entertained. Baloo was discovered wearing a belt that was too tight and cu.t his skin, Leo had a cu.t on his face and was living in a small cage, and Shere Khan was [sev.erely ma.lnour.ished].
They’ve been mi.stre.ated for a long time!
Fortunately, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, rescued them. Noah’s Ark is a 250-acre sanctuary for animals that have been [a.bu.sed], unwanted, or a.ban.doned. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to giving animals unconditional love, unconditional service, a future, and hope. They have over 1500 animals of over 100 different species. Just feeding them all costs [$.33,000] per month.
The rescued fluffy guys are unlikely to su.rvi.ve in the wild because they are unfamiliar with everything, so they receive a lot of attention from the staff here!
The staff predicted that as they grew older, they would need to be separated, but that day never came. They are constantly together, comforting one another and finding joy and safety in one another!
Unfortunately, Leo di.ed in 2016. In 2018, Shere Khan followed Leo to the Rainbow Bridge.
The staff consoled Baloo, who was never separated from his friends except during su.rge.ry to remove his harness. They make certain he is never alone and lavish him with attention and more love!
At the very least, they had a great time together after they were rescued!
Thank you for keeping these 3 bonded friends together and live their lives out. We humans can learn a lot from this story 3 different species accepting each other.
The two bros in heaven must still be watching over and blessing Baloo!