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Photograph: Courtesy Six Flags Safari

Six Flags Safari just welcomed two adorable tiger cubs to its crew

You'll want to meet Heather and Julie!


If you can't wait for NYC zoos to reopen on July 24, now is the time to consider a Jersey day trip: There are two new Siberian tiger cubs at Six Flags Safari who waiting to say hello to visitors. 

Heather and Julie, named after Heather Mitts Feeley and Julie Ertz of the United States women’s national soccer team, are 15-pound bundles of fluff and cuteness who are a mere 10 weeks old. They might appear tiny now, but as they grow up, they'll reach nearly 500 pounds. After all, Siberian tiger cubs are considered the largest cats in the world.

Unfortunately, they are also one of the most endangered: It's believed that there are only 500 living in the wild today. Guests can catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures while enjoying the drive-through animal experience with their own little cubs. The outing not only makes for a fun (socially-distanced) experience, but it's perfect for those families who are not quite ready to wait in line for roller coasters just yet. 

 The attraction is open daily from 9am–4pm, weather permitting. You can make a reservation online. Tickets will not be sold at the door. General admission during the week is $15 for those 10 and up, $13 for children 10 and under. General admission on weekends is $20 for those 10 and up and $18 for children 10 and under. 

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