Baloo the American black bear (Ursus americanus ), Leo the African lion (Panthera leo), and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) at Noah's Ark animal sanctuary in Georgia. The sanctuary is open to the public for tours during certain hours.
Baloo (R), a North American Black Bear, rubs snouts with his companion Shere Hkhan, a Bengal tiger, inside their shared enclosure at Noah's Ark animal sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, USA, 28 August 2014. According to the facility, the pair and a lion named Leo, were confiscated at a young age from a drug dealer's basement in Atlanta, Georgia. Noah's Ark cares for about 100 different species of animals on a 250 acre farm since 1990. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA)
In Locust Grove, Georgia, an American black bear named Baloo, a lion named Leo, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn all live happily together. This true story of unlikely friendship is filled with photographs supplied directly from Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary.