“Rescued eight years ago during a police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time and barely two months old. They had been kept as status symbol pets by the drug barons. Related Articles * German company invents contact lenses for animals * Video: Snoopy the blind ‘moon’ bear given sight * Donkey from Shrek is most loved film animal * Lions 2009: Southern Kings include familiar faces to play British and Irish Lions * Lions friendships, and Gordon D’Arcy’s Lovely Horse Delivered to the Noah’s Ark animal rescue centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together. “We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,” said Diane Smith, assistant director of the Noah’s Ark zoo. “To our knowledge, this is the only place where you’ll find this combination of animals together, they are our BLT, (bear, lion and tiger). Living with the zoo’s founders for the past eight years, Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose built habitat were the US public can now witness first hand their touching relationship.”
If you replace the lion with a pig, you’ll get the real life scenario of…Winnie the Pooh.