Monday, January 25, 2010

Lions and tigers and bears...

Oh my!

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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.

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.
There's a lesson here, but I just can't put my paw on it...

Update: More Interspecies interaction

6 comments:

Ali said...

Predators can form coalitions? We already know that.

ellroon said...

The axis of evil?

Ali said...

:)

The oil and gas industry.

ellroon said...

The banking, pharmaceutical and insurance companies...

Congress... Although they may fit the flying monkeys category more...

Ali said...

heh, I had all those in my mind too, but decided to go with just one. And maybe the senate, although they can't seem to agree on anything, even within their parties.

ellroon said...

Lord help us, we'd do better with this furry trio running our government than any officials we have right now....