Lion, Tiger and Bear Have Been Best Friends For Fifteen Years

Posted in Cat Videos - Last Updated: April 29, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: April 29, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell


In the wild, a lion, a tiger and a bear would never be friends, but these three are an exception to that rule, they haven’t left each other’s side for more than 15 years.

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These firm friends were saved from a sad life when they were found as cubs in the basement of a house during a drug raid in Atlanta, US.


Leo the lion, Shere Khan the Tiger and Baloo the Black Bear are now living a happy life at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary (NAAS) in Locust Grove, Georgia.

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Because of the severity of their injuries it was not possible to release them back into the wild and they have lived like a family at the sanctuary ever since.

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They are never short of showing their affection for each other.

Like all cats big or small, Sheer Khan gives Baloo a headbump.

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And Baloo goes in with a kiss.

This unlikely threesome do everything together and show each other love and affection every day.

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Without the help of NAAS, who knows what kind of miserable life they would have had.

Now they will live out their lives together in safety in this sanctuary with all the care that can be provided for them.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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