Turtle in Thailand dies from complications due to operation to remove coins it ate

The Star
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

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 veterinary 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.