“I felt angry that humans, whether or not they meant to do it, or if they did it without thinking, had caused harm to this turtle,” Nantarika Chansue, veterinary medical aquatic animal research center, told the AP.
In addition to the partially corroded coins, two fish hooks were also removed by the surgeons. Bank will now be put on a liquid diet for the next two weeks and monitored.
“The result is satisfactory,” said Pasakorn Briksawan, a member of the surgical team. “Now it’s up to Bank how much she can recover.”