A lion, a tiger, and a bear were rescued from a drug dealer’s apartment 13 years ago, and have been best friends ever since.
Baloo the brown bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger, (nicknamed the BLT) were found in an Atlanta drug dealer’s apartment in poor condition when they were cubs. They now reside in a 3-acre habitat at the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia, reports NBC’s TODAY show.
Jama Hedgecoth, the founder of Noah’s Ark, told TODAY the BLT sets a good example for people:
“I think people, they really want to be like that. They teach you how to get along. They’re definitely not the same color. They’re not the same species. They’re not even from the same country, and they love each other. They’re brothers, and they teach you how to love.”
The bear is native to North America, the lion to Africa and the tiger to Asia. “As far as we know, this is the only BLT in the world,” said Noah’s Ark animal husbandry manager Allison Hedgecoth on TODAY.