- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) - Three African lion cubs at Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari in central New Jersey now have names following voting on the park’s Facebook page.

The park says fans chose the African names Kanu, meaning “wildcat,” Kondo, meaning “warrier,” and Kume, meaning “strong.”

Six Flags said Thursday that nearly 4,000 fans took part in the multiple-choice voting.

The park says its animal care team has become surrogate mother to the cubs due to medical distress and lack of care by their mothers.