Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were found locked in a basement undernourished and abused.
The trio was originally owned by a drug dealer who didn’t properly care for them, leading to neglect and poor health.
In 2001, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit that cares for animals in need, came to the rescue, and took them to Locust Grove, Georgia, where they were treated for injuries.
They could have been separated but since at the moment of the rescue they were already friends, the sanctuary decided to keep them together.
The abuse they suffered together as babies has bonded them into a loving brotherhood that does not recognize species.