What to Know
- A six-week-old tiger cub named Carli was recently born at Six Flags Great Adventure.
- Carli is just the second tiger cub born in the Safari in 15 years.
- Guests will be able to see Carli in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Discoveries section soon.
Carli is the first cub born to mom Nayda, who was paired with an African lion named Zuri three years ago. The two large cats still live together.
"Nayda showed great mothering skills at first, but when she failed to nurse her cub, we stepped in," Safari Veterinarian Dr. Ken Keiffer said. "Today, Carli is doing extremely well. She weighs 12 pounds and when full grown, will weigh more than 500 pounds. Her large paws are indicative of the massive cat she will grow to become one day.”
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The animal care team plans to reintroduce Carli to her mother when she gets a bit older.
"Tigers are typically solitary animals, while lions are more social. The strong bond that Carli’s mom Nadya shares with Zuri will hopefully mean that the trio will become their own pride one day,” Dr. Keiffer said.
Carli is just the second tiger cub born in Great Adventure's Safari exhibit in 15 years.
Guests will be able to see Carli in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Discoveries section soon.
Siberian tigers are endangered and rank as the largest cats in the world. There are estimated to be fewer than 500 Siberian tigers left in the wild.