Rescued 11 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 the decision was made to keep the youngsters together. "We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, we decided to keep them together," said Diane assistant director. "Baloo and Shere Khan are very close,"