The turtle’s stomach was filled with round and flat foreign bodies.
This huge turtle, which lives in one of the zoos in Thailand, received a new nickname after the operation. Now the 25-year-old reptile is called Piggy Bank.
Zookeepers noticed that the turtle had been behaving strangely lately, swimming leaning to the right.
It was decided to do an x-ray. Seeing the picture, the veterinarians were horrified, the turtle’s stomach was full of round flat bodies.
It was decided to operate on the turtle and remove the objects from the stomach.
The operation lasted 7 hours, as a result of which two fish hooks and 915 coins with a total weight of 5 kilograms were removed.
After the operation, the turtle feels well and is on the mend.