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Sea lion undergoes surgery after swallowing coins

Nov. 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM ET

Sadly, the coins that Tasko the sea lion swallowed at the Adalaide Zoo in Australia weren’t of the edible variety – like the ones kids enjoy at Chanukah time. Tasko had to undergo surgery to remove the money he gulped up after visitors tossed it into his tank. Hopefully the adorable little creature starts to get back into the “swim” of things in time for the holiday season.

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Tasko the Sea Lion at Adelaide Zoo in Australia.
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X-ray image, released by the Adelaide Zoo on November 25, shows coins lodged in the stomach of Tasko the Sea Lion at Adelaide Zoo in Australia.
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