Veterinarians are removed from the coins 5 kg piggy-turtle
• Veterinarians recovered 5 kg of coins from piggy bank turtles
throwing coins into the fountain - a popular tradition, which is dangerous for sea turtles in Thailand. In early March, surgeons removed 915 coins from the stomach of 25-year-old tortoise. And they called it "the Bank".
60-pound turtle was nicknamed Osmin, which translates as "the Bank", suffered a 7-hour operation at Chulalongkorn University, in which from the animal removed two fishing hooks, and nearly 5 kg of coins, many of which have already started to rust .
The operation was over 4 hours all the time turtle was under general anesthesia.
Doctors and patient.
In Thailand, we believe that it is possible to gain longevity, if you throw a coin into a turtle. Unfortunately, this tradition has reduced life Austin nearly two-thirds. On average, sea turtles live to 80-100 years.
Green sea turtle relates to an endangered species.
During the six months the turtle will be physical therapy to recover after the operation.