Bear and tiger say goodbye to their lion friend

Bear and tiger say goodbye to their lion friend

The famous animal trio 'B-L-T' has become 'B-T' after Leo the Lion died.

The unlikely friendship forged between a bear, lion and a tiger at an animal shelter captured the public's heart.

The three became inseparable after being discovered living under a drug dealer's house 15 years ago.

Bear and tiger say goodbye to their lion friend

 

BLT in happier times (Noah's Ark / Facebook)

They'd been living together at Noah's Ark animal sanctuary in Georgia, US.

Sadly, vets recently discovered Leo's liver was filled with inoperable tumours.

Both Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger were allowed to say a final goodbye.

The sanctuary says the pair are getting extra enrichment and attention while they grieve for Leo.

A memorial was held for Leo on Saturday.

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