Sea Turtle Named 'Bank' On The Mend After Swallowing 915 Coins

By Nina Golgowski

An endangered green sea turtle named “bank” now has a little less jingle in her step, and that’s a really good thing.

Surgeons in Thailand removed 915 coins from the 25-year-old turtle’s stomach on Monday. Tourists had reportedly thrown the money into her pool for luck.

The 130-pound animal named Osmin, which is said to mean “bank” or “piggy bank” in Thai, underwent a seven-hour operation at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. By the time …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green


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