JACKSON, NJ — The Six Flags Wild Safari family has grown by two, after the birth of two Siberian tiger cubs in late April.
The two cubs, both females, were born to Nadya on April 25, Six Flags Great Adventure officials said. Nadya is the Siberian tiger who was hand-raised by the safari’s animal care team with African lion Zuri when the two were abandoned at birth four years ago.
The two cubs, now 10 weeks old, have been named Heather and Julie, after Heather Mitts Feeley and Julie Ertz, members of the United States women’s national soccer team. Nadya gave birth to her first cub in 2019; that cub was named Carli, after soccer star Carli Lloyd.
While Carli was hand-raised by the safari team, Nadya has been taking care of Heather and Julie, said Dr. Ken Keiffer, the safari veterinarian. Read more: New Tiger Cub At Six Flags