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.

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.

They also enjoy munching on some good eats.

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!"

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