Virginia Safari Park welcomes two new tiger cubs

Nikita and Indira play in their display area.
Nikita and Indira play in their display area.(WDBJ7 Photo)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 6:11 PM EDT
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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Safari Park debuted a couple new residents Friday.

Indira and Nikita are two four-month-old Bengal tigers that have come to the park.

They join the park’s older tiger, Lilly, although the tigers don’t share the area at the same time.

There are only six of this kind of tiger in the world, and all of them are endangered.

”There’s only about 2000 Bengal tigers out in the wild, so having these cubs here not only as really charismatic display cats that are a big draw for people to come see, but it’s a great chance for us to educate people about cat conservation and the different ways we can help these tigers out in the wild, and preserving their genetics for future generations,” said Liz Doiron, the Primary Cat Keeper.

Visitors can see the cats in the Safari Park’s village display area near the park entrance.

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