Thirteen years ago, a lion, tiger, and bear were rescued from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer's home. Now living in Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, the three are now the biggest BFFs in the animal kingdom.

Though their new keepers are not especially creative at naming animals — Baloo (bear), Leo (lion) and Shere Khan (tiger) — they are good at extrapolating greater meaning from the three's unlikely friendship. From their TODAY show segment:

"I think people, they really want to be like that,'' Jama Hedgecoth told TODAY. "They teach you how to get along. They're definitely not the same color. They're not the same species. They're not even from the same country, and they love each other. They're brothers, and they teach you how to love."

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