Odd Couples: Lion, Tiger And Bear Are Real Life BFFs

May 23, 2014

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These are the lion, tiger and bear BFFs at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia. The three were found together as babies during a police drug raid. For reference, if police raided my place they would not find any exotic pets, although they might find flies are breeding in my bathroom sink's overflow hole.

The BLT (bear, lion and tiger) came to Noah's Ark in 2001. Baloo, a North American Black Bear, Leo an African Lion and Shere Hkhan a Bengal Tiger, were discovered in an Atlanta home's basement by police officers during a drug raid. At only a few months old, all three cubs were frightened, malnourished and infected with internal and external parasites when they were brought to Noah's Ark by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...They eat, sleep and play together and even seek out grooming from one another, head rubbing and licking one another. It seems that their terrifying early months in life bonded the three together and they are truly inseparable.

Precious angels! I wish I was best friends with a lion and tiger and bear. Hmm, I think I'll start with the bear. Maybe I'll go camping this weekend and try to make it happen. Do bears like hotdogs? What's the best way to attract them to your tent? Honey? Maybe I'll just slather myself in honey and run into its cave. "It's been nice knowing you, GW." Wish I could say the same.

Keep going for more shots (including them as youngsters!) and a video.

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Thanks to Melissa F, who wants to see real life tin man and scarecrow best friends.

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