A tiger in an Israeli animal park suffering from an ear infection has been treated with acupuncture.
The 14-year-old tiger called Pedang lives in the Ramat Gan Safari park in
Tel Aviv and suffers from a chronic
ear infection. Staff decided to perform acupuncture on the animal in the hope it will
improve its condition and increase its susceptibility to treatment.
Mor Mosinzon, a holistic therapy specialist at the park, said she believes
the acupuncture would help Pedang "to deal with his own medical issues by
himself, to strengthen his immune system," and aid in opening the ear canal,
making the antibiotics treatment more efficient.
Pedang was under a general anaesthetic during the acupuncture session. Ms Mosinzon said there would be a significant break until Pedang's next treatment, permitting staff to "really see that the acupuncture works".