Investigators say that they seized more than 150 items in the February 2016 raid, including clothing and accessories made from endangered animals like jaguars, ocelots, sea turtles, and more. [ more › ]
A venerated sea turtle who was fed hundreds of coins by supplicants seeking good fortune is dead. The 25-year-old animal was living in a pond in a town near the Gulf of Thailand in late February when rescuers found her close to drowning from the weight of her cache—about 11 pounds worth. Show More Summary
The turtle died after 915 coins were removed from her stomach.
Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile. After having nearly a thousand coins removed from its stomach in a...
Two weeks after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins, beloved sea turtle named "Piggy Bank" slips into a coma and dies
The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
An endangered green sea turtle named “Bank” has died just weeks after undergoing a four-hour surgery in Thailand to remove nearly 1,000 coins from her stomach. The 25-year-old turtle ultimately suffered from blood poisoning from theShow More Summary
Omsin, a green sea turtle, has died. She was 25 years old. Read more...
A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach, reports the AP. The cause of death was blood poisoning from the loose change, said Dr. Achariya Sailasuta,...
A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand slipped into a coma on Sunday after an operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach earlier this month.
nationalaquarium: Meet one of our rescue sea turtle patients, nicknamed Hermione! Read more about this turtle’s rehabilitation journey here.
JOIN us for a Public Sea Turtle Release Friday, March 17th at Sombrero Beach, Marathon! Bring your family and friends and start St. Patrick’s Day off right! Jean,a 175 pound sub adult loggerhead sea turtle was rescued west of Duck Key late December where she was found floating and unable to dive. Jean was emaciated […]
A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' for swallowing nearly 1,000 coins took swimming lessons Monday as she embarked on a rehabilitation programme following the removal of the treasure trove by Thai surgeons. The hapless reptile underwent...Show More Summary
BANGKOK (AP) — Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach.
"Now she is very happy and looks like normal turtle"
There's nothing quite like the adorable sound of turtles flapping their way back into the sea. Following months of rehabilitation, a green sea turtle called Gretchen, and an olive ridley named Chompa, were released to back into the sea. Show More Summary
nationalaquarium: We successfully released eight of our sea turtle patients in St. Augustine, Florida last week! Read more about the release here.
She was just trying to save up for her kid's college fund.