Great Adventure Safari Welcomes Two Adorable Tiger Cubs
When you reserve your trip to the Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari this summer, you'll be among the first to see the newest additions to the safari - a pair of adorable tiger cubs!
The Safari’s animal care team is celebrating the birth of two rare Siberian tiger cubs. The cubs were named Heather and Julie after Heather Mitts Feeley and Julie Ertz, members of the United States women’s national soccer team. Their older sister Carli, born in 2019, was named after soccer star Carli Lloyd.
Safari Veterinarian Dr. Ken Keiffer said Nadya has shown great care in raising Heather and Julie. Being raised by the safari's animal care team show affection to humans as well as their mother.
The cubs each weigh about 15 pounds, and they will grow to be over 500. Siberian tigers, the largest cats in the world, are endangered and there are estimated to be fewer than 500 left in the wild.
Seven years ago Six Flags changed the concept of their safari, and would bring a group of people out on a big truck and get closer to the animals than ever before. Now, in the age of social distancing, the park has brought back the old style of driving through in your own car. The group thing was fun, but one of the best parts of going through the Safari as a kid was being able to go nice and slow, get a good long look at your fave animals, and maybe just watch as the monkeys climbed all over your car (or hopefully the car in front of you).