Rare white tiger has knee surgery in Japan
TOKYO (AFP) - Vets in Japan have carried out knee surgery on a rare white tiger cub, fixing a leg problem the animal had been born with.
In what was being billed as the first such operation on an animal of its kind, surgeons fixed a congenitally displaced kneecap in its right hind leg.
The nine-month-old male, named Sky, was under the knife for five-and-a-half hours Tuesday at the Nihon University animal hospital in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, the school said on its website.
The animal was under general anaesthetic throughout the operation.