Tiger tiger, burning bright....just checking your molar, bottom right

Most of us hate going to the dentist - but one patient on the Isle of Wight had to be knocked out today before she could get her teeth checked.

Well there was good reason because it wasn't a person but a tiger. Aysha - who was hand reared at The Isle of Wight Zoo - was under for over two and a half hours while she had some root canal treatment and an X-ray.

In the wild, like other big cats, tigers only survive as long as their teeth let them continue to hunt - so as they get older they tend have them checked if they're in captivity.

It was a tense operation for those involved incase she woke up early and got frightened - but we are pleased to say all went well and she's come round and is recovering.

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