Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lions And Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

In 2001, a lion, tiger and bear cub, kept as status symbol pets by drug barons, were rescued during a raid by police. The cubs, each approximately two months old, were delivered to the Noah's Ark Animal Rescue Center in Locust Grove, Georgia.

Ever since their rescue, the lion, tiger and bear, aptly named Leo, Shere Khan, and Baloo, have been living together as best friends!

Zoo representatives say that the 1,000 pound bear and the 350 pound lion and tiger are totally oblivious to the fact that in any other circumstance they would not be friends.

"Baloo and Shere Khan are very close. That is because they rise early, as Leo being a lion likes to spend most the day sleeping. When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around for most of the day before they settle down to some food."
Check out the amazing pictures and video of the unlikely friends....










21 comments:

  1. Wow!!!!! I love hearing stories like this...

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  2. For some odd reason those photos make me want to get a lion, tiger and bear cubs.

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  3. That is so cute! I've seen this on TV - like when people rescue cubs and have a dog, etc. Animals are so cool!


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  4. I love the shows that have exotic animals growing up from little to adult, so this is right up my alley. Absolutely adorable.

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  5. It's the jungle book come to life. I always get chocked up when I see a dog in the mix.

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  6. That is very cool. You are right, that place is not far from me. Last year they got a zebra that had escaped on the High Way. I have always wanted to visit that place, maybe when the weather warms up more I can do that.

    Great Post!

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  7. I love seeing the stories about unnatural things that animals do....

    Melissa, I remember hearing about the zebra escape, I didn't know it was from this place.... You need to post some pictures after you go to see these three!

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  8. That is 10,000 kinds of adorable!

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  9. The bear looks like he's getting frisky in the 3rd pic from the top.

    No seriously that is a cool story.

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  10. Am I the only person that thinks this is slightly weird?


    Then again.
    This answers a lot of questions about my family.
    Haha.

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  11. They are sooooo cute!! I want to play with them, I would so ride that tiger. I'm taking a trip to Georgia or wherever they are.

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  12. That was so cute...I love seeing wild animals behave like domesticated ones. Amazing how quickly they can form non-traditional relationships!

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  13. That is so cool! I am going to show this to my little girl who is bear crazy.

    Our State zoo is 10 min away and we spend most of the summer just gazing at the bears.

    One time, last winter, the bear licked the frost off of the glass and peeked through right at her! From that minute on, she was in love!

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  14. That's so cool!

    We took my son and niece to the San Diego Zoo, and I told my niece that the Okapi remembered her from the last time she went to the zoo.... She was sooooo excited!

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  15. This is just way too cute!! I would keep the bear! :D

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  16. I watched this twice! So cute and amazing. Just goes to show that everyone can get along, no matter race, religion or er...species :)

    Thank you for posting!

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  17. Every time I look at this post I'm amazed at the sight of a lion, tiger and bear together....

    I want one of each! They're so pretty!

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  18. They are cute, but the Lion appears to be dangerously obese.

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