This is from an email I received. As you watch the news and start to think all is lost, this can remind you that so much in our lives are about choices. What to watch, what to care for.
I learned something from the animals in this story. One can care about anyone and it is multiplied by returning it.
This is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger
The threesome was rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when it was raided.
They were starving, traumatized, and had bacterial infections.
Since then, they were brought to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
…where they’ve lived in the same habitat together for 13 years.
The only time the three were separated was when Ballo was sent to surgery. While at the drug dealer’s home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.
The two cats were distraught and cried for the bear’s return when he was at the vet. Since then, no one has separated the group.
They clearly bonded during their earliest memories and never wanted to be apart.
Now they live together as if they were brothers of the same species.
They play together, nuzzle one another, and are extremely affectionate.
This threesome is the only lion, tiger, and bear living together in the world.
They’re just that exceptional.
Humans could really learn from the bond that these three have.
No one ever told them they couldn’t love one another, so they did just that.
And now, even all these years later, they continue to do so.
The trio is affectionately referred to as BLT – Bear, Lion, and Tiger