Thailand's coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery

22 Марта, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Lorraine Moran
  • Turtle who underwent operation after eating 915 coins dies

A turtle in Thailand which underwent surgery to remove hundreds of coins from her stomach has died from blood poisoning.

Bank lived in a public pond in Chonburi province, about 110 miles south east of Bangkok, Thailand, where tourists had tossed in loose change.

Piggy Bank's shell was cracked, swollen and infected when she was found, leaving her rescuers anxious that she had a tumour.

"Piggy Bank" the sea turtle recovers from her first operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach on March 6.

Vet Nantarika Chansue removed the coins two weeks ago in an operation lasting hours, but a check-up on Saturday revealed problems with the turtle's intestines and doctors performed a second operation.

Piggy Bank, a green turtle, hit the headlines after a four hour operation to remove the coins, that was thought to have been successful, took place.

Читайте также: Tillerson Used Email Alias As Exxon CEO

The death of this turtle, believed to be about 25 years old, is prompting some soul-searching about a practice that is believed to bring good luck in Thailand. Many coins had reportedly become corroded or partially dissolved over time.

The green sea turtle, named Omsin, or "piggy bank" in Thai, had been finding it hard to swim normally after swallowing five kilograms of coins thrown into her pool for good luck.

Doctors said the removal of the coins had created a space in Omsin's stomach that had probably blocked blood flow in her intestine.

Typically, a green sea turtle has a lifespan of around 80 years, said Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, dean of Chulalongkorn University's veterinary faculty.

"At 10.10am she went with peace", Chansue, the vet in charge of Chulalongkorn hospital's aquatic research centre, told reporters, adding: "She is my friend, teacher and patient".

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • Electronic devices to be banned from US-bound flights over 'terror threat'

    BuzzFeed News has reached out to other Middle Eastern and African airlines, and will update this article as responses come in. It's not clear yet which countries might be the target of the restrictions Royal Jordanian Airlines referred to.
    USMNT roster for March World Cup qualifiers announced

    USMNT roster for March World Cup qualifiers announced

    The 34-year-old striker was cleared to play in January, however, and started both of Seattle's first two games this season. Jones has six goals in 59 career appearances, including four in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
    'Bachelorette' Rachel Surprised by First Four Men After 'Bachelor' Finale

    'Bachelorette' Rachel Surprised by First Four Men After 'Bachelor' Finale

    As for how these first four men stack up against other candidates this season, Realty Steve says viewers shouldn't expect much. Guy number two, Blake , exchanged an awkward hug and kiss on the cheek with the leading lady.
  • 'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russian Federation

    FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers will testify on-the-record under oath starting at 9 a.m.
    Monaco fear no one after eliminating Manchester City

    Monaco fear no one after eliminating Manchester City

    Second half [City] missed chance after chance. "A lot of people thought we could not go through (after the first leg) but we are a great team".
    Public charter schools bill heading to Senate floor after passing education committee

    Public charter schools bill heading to Senate floor after passing education committee

    Studies have shown, however, that immigrant communities typically have lower crime rates than the overall USA population. Numerous bill's critics testified Wednesday that they approved of Geren's changes but still opposed the overall measure.
  • Stephen Colbert Hilariously Parodies Rachel Maddow's Trump Tax Return Reveal

    The MSNBC host had held forth for nearly half an hour before revealing that she had the first two pages of Trump's 2005 Form 1040. Stephen Colbert mocked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's long-drawn out reveal of Donald Trump's tax returns this week.
    Congressman demands to know whether Trump knew Flynn took Russian Federation  money

    Congressman demands to know whether Trump knew Flynn took Russian Federation money

    Last week, it was revealed that Flynn also was lobbying for a Turkish firm late a year ago , earning $530,000. The findings were contained in the community's report about Russia's attempt to influence the U.S. election.

    Woman Jumps Out of Trunk to Escape Kidnapper in Birmingham, Alabama

    Alsabah told AL.com that the woman grabbed his shotgun before he took it away, assuring her that she was safe. The suspect forced her into the back of her vehicle after she told him she didn't have any money.
  • Pak's plan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province unacceptable

    Pak's plan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province unacceptable

    India's foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar previously demanded Pakistan "shut down the terrorism factory" last month. It is not going to be an easy run for the Pakistani government, considering the hurdles in the way.
    Marine Le Pen: Britain has shown France how to leave the EU

    Marine Le Pen: Britain has shown France how to leave the EU

    It was during an interview with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage that Ms Le Pen praised the Government and Parliament for their "remarkable and honourable" acceptance of Brexit.
    Nintendo Switch Has Six Month Old Bugs, Device Vulnerable To Hackers

    Nintendo Switch Has Six Month Old Bugs, Device Vulnerable To Hackers

    After all, the Wii U sold around 3 million units in its first 6 weeks, but went on to sell just 13.5 million units total. In total, Nintendo is apparently aiming to have produced 16 million Switch consoles by the end of March 2018.


Popular

NCAA Tournament 2017: Kent State exits, but not quietly vs. UCLA
The last time Kansas lost an opening-round game of the NCAA Tournament was as a No. 4 seed in 2006 to a Bradley team led by Les. This season Caupain is No. 5 in country in assist turnover ratio, according to the NCAA's official site.

Making 'Ayogya' Yogi UP CM is BJP's biggest mistake: Tejaswi Yadav
Yogi's father Anand Singh Bisht is flying tomorrow to Lucknow for attending the swearing in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh CM. While the BJP MP has largely focused on Hindutva, one can not overlook his contributions to the development cause either.

Dollar steadies after worst fall in two months
CURRENCIES: The euro from dipped to $1.0746 from $1.0749 late Thursday, and the British pound fell to $1.2367 from $1.2358. But the dollar struggled to make more progress through the European morning and waned as NY traders arrived at their desks.

Mark Hughes praises Stoke despite defeat to Chelsea
Or so Lee Grant thought; instead, Willian whipped in a clever shot that squirmed just inside his near post. The Costa of last season would certainly have taken the bait more easily.

Kevin Keatts hired by NC State
North Carolina State will hire UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts as its men's basketball coach, according to multiple reports Friday. Things were going pretty well, even though Gottfried's teams didn't get any farther than the Sweet Sixteen.

Treasury's Mnuchin says Trump doesn't want trade wars
Mnuchin is scheduled to meet one-to-one with China's Finance Minister Xiao Jie and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan. Mnuchin is in Berlin for the first meeting of the G20 finance ministers since Trump was sworn in on January 20.

'Now not the time' for independence vote
Next week, MSPs are due to debate a request for a Section 30 order to transfer power for the vote to the Scottish Parliament . May added: "I say to the SNP, now is not the time ".

Oblak stars in stalemate as Atletico Madrid progress in Champions League
Two weeks on from being knocked unconscious in a sickening head clash Atletico boss Diego Simeone left Torres on the bench for the full 90 minutes.

Trump's Revised Travel Ban Denounced by Over 130 Experts
Watson pointedly asked: "How do we assess that the neutrality (of the new order's text) isn't a subterfuge in some way?" U.S. District Judge James Robart will hear arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit brought by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Saints trade WR Cooks to Patriots for draft picks
In the end, Butler could be on his way out, but could find that big pay check that he has been looking for. A large contingent of New England Patriots fans might soon be very let down and very vocal.

Tendencies