We’ve assured a lot of unlikely animals friendships here at Bored Panda. Dogs and elephants. Cats and foxes. Even giraffes and ostriches. However , nothing goes close to seeing an American black bear, an African lion and a Bengal tiger living together in harmony. That one actually takes some beating.
Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have expended the last 15 years peacefully coexisting at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter in Georgia. Known as the BLT, the latter are rescued in 2001 from the basement of a house in Atlanta during a police drug raid. They were kept in the cellar in terrible conditions, and Baloo had to have surgery to remove an ingrowing harness that hadn’t been adjusted as he’d grown. That was the only period the trio have ever been separated however, and they’ve spent every happy day together since.