A 14-year-old Sumatran tiger has been given acupuncture at a safari park in Israel to help with a chronic ear condition.
After being anaesthetized, Pedang the tiger was carried out of his enclosure by staff members.
Needles were inserted into points close to the tiger's ear to help healing, according to the Chinese tradition. The technique is a common veterinary practice in China to treat many ailments.
Vets then cleaned out Pedang's ears and took blood and skin samples.
Israel's Ramat Gan Safari said it has decided to try alternative medicine after conventional treatments failed to cure the ear infection.
Britain braced for cold snap
A safari park's newest resident has been tucking into a meal in the snow.
Bela, an 11-year-old Amur tiger, got stuck in to a calf's leg for breakfast, which was strung up on a chain and hung from a tree in her enclosure.
She arrived at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, during the closed season over the winter.
Bela was brought to the park from Lisbon Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Programme.