Remember that story about a turtle in Thailand, nicknamed Piggy Bank, that had almost 1000 coins removed from her stomach? The turtle that tourists used to feed coins hoping for good luck, before vets saved her, pulling out 5kg of coins? Well, she’s dead now.
A photo of Piggy Bank taken four days before her surgery, her belly filled with nearly 1000 coins. (Image: AP/Sakchai Lalit)
The intestinal damage and nickel poisoning killed her, because humans are the worst.
A cool thing you can do for good luck today in memory of Piggy Bank is to not feed animals small metal objects. It’s what Piggy Bank would have wanted.