Coin-eating turtle in Thailand dies from complications

Coin-eating turtle in Thailand dies from complications
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Ormsin, a sea turtle that became an international celebrity, died on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old turtle died from a blood infection. Her condition deteriorated after a second operation over the weekend.

She had been in intensive care ever since with a weak pulse and was being given oxygen. Her vetinerarry surgeons announced the death on Tuesday afternoon.

Last week, the vet team extracted 915 coins from Ormsin's stomach during a first operation.

The turtle had swallowed the coins thrown into her pond by people who believed it would bring longevity and good luck.

on SPH Brightcove

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