June 23, 2019
January 26, 2019
Our public “Celebration of Life” for Shere Khan will be Saturday, January 26th, at Noon, outside of the BLT habitat. The rain date is scheduled for February 2nd at Noon.
Shere Khan will be buried by the BLT’s clubhouse next to Leo, which was the trio’s favorite resting spot. Even in death, Baloo, Shere Khan, and Leo will always be together. We are beyond grateful for the overwhelming support of the public, and we continue to be amazed by how many lives the BLT have impacted.
In memory of Shere Khan and to ensure all our animals always have access to the same outstanding veterinary care Shere Khan did, we ask that donations be made in memory of Shere Khan to our Animal Care Fund. Contributions can be made on site, online (Click here to donate online), or by mailing a check to Noah’s Ark, 712 LG Griffin Rd, Locust Grove, GA 30248.
Also, February 2nd will be the cut-off date for ordering your Limited Edition BLT t-shirts to celebrate Shere Khan. Shirts are Unisex and Adults sizes Small to XL ($15) and also Adult sizes XXL – XXXL ($20). The shirts are 90% cotton and 10% polyester, and all proceeds benefit our rescued animal friends here at Noah’s Ark. Click here to pre-order yours today!
December 18, 2018
It is with shattered hearts that we tell you our precious Shere Khan has joined his brother Leo in Heaven. Test results came in this morning and confirmed there was absolutely nothing else that could be done for our sweet boy, and the kindest gift we could give him was the gift of freedom from the body that was no longer functioning as it should. Shere Khan passed away in the arms of his main caregiver, inside his straw filled tunnel with Baloo nearby. He heard soft words of adoration whispered in his ear and felt the warmth of loving, comforting strokes on his beautiful face as he very peacefully closed his big green eyes and took his last breath.
We are so grateful that Shere Khan was able to live a long, full life at Noahs Ark where he was incredibly loved and spoiled. He had three acres to roam, big beautiful creek to play in, tons of toys and enrichment, an amazing clubhouse with a porch, two loving brothers and humans who absolutely adored him. Since he first arrived at Noahs Ark as a cub in 2001, Shere Khan has never known a bad day, and lived as free and as happy as possible for a tiger in captivity could for over 17 years. It was truly an honor to care for such an amazingly intelligent, beautiful and genuinely loving animal as Shere Khan, and he will be missed every single day.
We have a bereavement plan in place for Baloo and will be monitoring him closely to ensure that loosing his last brother doesnt take an adverse physical toll on his health. He was with Shere Khan this morning every step of the way and will be present for his burial as well, just like he was for Leos burial. We will be holding a memorial service in celebration of Shere Khans amazing life in January and will let you know when the date is decided upon.
We cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support during this difficult time, it means the world to us. Thank you all for loving our dear Shere Khan until the end. May he Rest In Peace.
June 9, 2018
Baloo & Shere Khan may be getting older, but that doesnt mean they dont enjoy a good party… especially a Pool Party! You can celebrate this special day right along side the worlds most famous tiger and bear while watching them enjoy special birthday treats and toys on this exclusive tour that goes in between the fences. This amazing experience in very limited in the number of guests we can accommodate, so dont delay in purchasing your tickets here and be sure to select “BLT Birthday Bash” from the drop down menu when asked where you would like your donation designated.
November 6, 2017
Noah’s Ark 2017 Fall Festival was a roaring success! We want to thank all of our hard working volunteers, our wonderful vendors and our amazing visitors who came out and enjoyed the day monkeying around with us and our beloved animals! We can’t wait to see you all again in 2018!
July 1, 2017
Baloo the bear got to play in his water tub during the BLTs 16th Birthday Bash! Shere Khan the tiger was a bit more standoffish around the party guests, while his bear brother Baloo had NO trouble being the center of attention relaxing, splashing, and snorkeling in his water tub, complete with a massaging water jet (aka water hose) powered by one of his keepers. The rainbow that kept appearing was an added bonus Perhaps it was a sign that their lion brother, Leo, is still watching over them from across the rainbow bridge.
June 1, 2017
Suki and Shelias new in-ground pool is finally COMPLETE!! Suki threw caution to the wind, and immediately jumped right in, while Shelia leisurely took her time investigating every inch of the new pool first. THANK YOU to everyone who shared our posts and made donations to help make their birthday wish a reality! And of course thank you to our staff and volunteers who have worked so hard on this project! It turned out to be even better than we imagined!