This Real Life Lion, Tiger, And Bear Trio Is What Friendship Is All About

Can we join... please?

Meet BLT

No, not the sandwich. 

This is Baloo the American black bear, Leo the African lion, and Shere Khan the Bengal tiger

In case you couldn't already tell, they are best friends — and yeah, we are feeling jealous that we aren't part of this crew.


We want to share one last clip in celebration of "National Hug a (stuffed) Bear Day." The BLT - Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan are truly a unique trio and we hope that you all get the chance to come meet them in person! If you've never read their full story, you can find it on our website here,!blt/c4kq From our clubhouse to yours, we wish you a peaceful, restful night. Good night! #NoahsArkClub

Posted by Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary: home of the BLT on Saturday, November 7, 2015

As explained on the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary website, the three were discovered as babies during a drug raid in Atlanta.

As explained on the site, the animals were not in good condition.

"At only a few months old, all three cubs were frightened, malnourished, and infected with internal and external parasites when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources brought them to Noah's Ark."

However, after some much needed TLC, they grew up to be big and strong. 

Now they call Noah's Ark and their 3-acre plot in Georgia home.

It's a pretty relaxing life, and they really love hanging out and getting some sun together.

the BLT

The BLT - Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan are patiently waiting to see how many pairs of our Christmas socks will get sold for this holiday fundraiser! There's ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to get yours before they are no longer available, so be sure to order yours today by clicking this link---> These socks will only be available for a very LIMITED time only, so get them while you can! They can only be ordered online through the website link above. Bakdrop will only manufacture the number of pairs that are ordered, so we will not be selling them in our on-site gift shop. All orders placed will be shipped before Christmas, so these socks would make excellent gifts for your family and friends! PLEASE SHARE!

Posted by Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary: home of the BLT on Saturday, November 28, 2015

They also enjoy munching on some good eats.

The BLT Eating Together

We've mentioned before that the BLT have a remarkable bond. They play together, sleep together, and eat together. Here's a clip of all 3 at feeding time. They each share, and will wander a few feet away from each other while eating, but still stay in very close proximity to each other.

Posted by Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary: home of the BLT on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When they aren't chowing down, they really enjoy playing with poles.

Poles are so much fun.

It isn't cheap to take care of these three best friends and the other animals at Noah's Ark.

As the website explains, it can cost almost $400,000 to care for all of the animals.

"With over 1,500 animals, you can imagine that our veterinary costs and food costs run high. It costs approximately $33,000 per month to feed and care for the animals."

You can help out by purchasing a calendar or other items at the gift shop, or by making a donation.

You can even sponsor a member of BLT for the day and buy them toys.

Here's to BLT. Now join us in letting out a collective, "Awwww!"