Footage showing a tiger being slapped around the head by a zookeeper while another drags it by its tail has provoked fury.
A clip taken by a visitor at Dreamworld theme park on Australia's Gold Coast shows a worker hitting the animal twice around the head.
Outraged animal lovers have called for legal action, but the tourist attraction has defended its staff, saying they were separating two 'antagonistic' tigers.
The video was shared on Instagram, and hundreds of people have commented on the treatment the animals received.
One shocked viewer wrote: "This is disgusting & shows a blatant disregard for the life of the animal.
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