13 May, 2013 in Images, Photos | Comment

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Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were found locked in a basement undernourished and abused.

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The trio was originally owned by a drug dealer who didn’t properly care for them, leading to neglect and poor health.

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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.

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They could have been separated but since at the moment of the rescue they were already friends, the sanctuary decided to keep them together.

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The abuse they suffered together as babies has bonded them into a loving brotherhood that does not recognize species.

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