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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve baby tigers growing up!

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. -

Forget the Good Day crew.  The biggest stars to ever hit FOX 5?  That's easy.  They were four little white Siberian tiger cubs.  

At just 7 weeks old, the cubs from Dahlonega's Chestatee Wildlife Preserve made their TV debut on FOX 5 back in September.  FOX 5 staffers lined up for photos and viewers tossed out names to help decide what to call them.

Now, months later, we wanted to check in on the babies!  Turns out, they're still adorable, but not so cuddly.  

"They're going on 10 months old, and they're becoming some big girls!" said C.W. Wathen, who owns the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve with his wife, Kim.

These days, Delilah, Scarlett, Tallulah and Salome now weigh about 150 pounds each.  By the time they're 5 years old, they'll be up to 400 pounds!  Wathen told FOX 5 they eat about 20-25 pounds of meat each day.

While the Wathens say the tigers aren't nearly as fiery as their famous namesakes, our cameras stay outside a fence this time around.  

"They're wild animals. We always watch 'em. We never let our guards down," said Wathen.

Behind the gates, the tigers roam their large habitat at Chestatee, and you'll be happy to hear that for them, life is an eternal summer of poolside fun.  

You can go visit the white Siberian tigers and all the other animals on display at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve.  For details, click here for a link to their website.

CLICK ON THE GALLERY BELOW TO SEE WHAT THE TIGERS LOOKED LIKE WHEN THEY WERE FIRST ON GOOD DAY!

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
469 Old Dahlonega Highway
Dahlonega,  GA 30533
Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.


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