A brave Santa Claus has been delivered early Christmas presents to tigers at Australia Zoo.
Sumatran tiger Bashii and his friend Sunita were given edible treats and toys during the visit to the zoo's Tiger Temple attraction.
Santa was careful to avoid the claws when he got up close and personal to drop off wrapped gifts and feed Bashii with a milk bottle at the Queensland zoo.
Australia Zoo's head of tigers and international conservation manager Giles Clark said the seasonal gifts didn't last long.
"From the moment Santa entered the Tiger Temple, Bashii was ready to pounce on the big bag of gifts that included milk treats and blow up Christmas trees and balls for the pool," he said.
"Like any four year old, Bashii was pretty excited to see Santa and the trees and balls didn't last very long."