Tiger Cubs Born At Six Flags Drive-Thru Safari
The newest baby tigers to call NJ home have nothing to do with Tiger King's Joe Exotic.
This bunch was born to Nadya, a Siberian tiger who was raised by Six Flags Wild Safari's animal care team and are now almost ten weeks old and weigh about 15 pounds. According to a press release sent out by the team, the tigers are both girl cubs named after two members of the US women's national soccer team: Julie Ertz and Heather Mitts Feeley.
Fun fact, both women happen to be married to some of Philly's most beloved athletes. If you google soccer player Heather Mitts Feeley, you'll find that she's married to a former backup quarterback for the Eagles': AJ Feeley. A quick Google search for Julie Ertz will show that she's married to Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz. So, not only are these gals amazing athletes themselves, but they've also been local to the South Jersey area at one point or another in the last 20 years or so.
Both tiger cubs Heather and Julie can be seen when you make a reservation for the drive-thru safari at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson.
Source: Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari and Hurricane Harbor Press Release, Youtube