I am posting this link because I have always thought the idea of a wishing well is very strange. Some people will throw coins into almost any public tiny man-made basin of water such as decorative water fountain surrounded by a tiny pond. When Karen and I were in China we saw a version of the same thing in one of the Ming tombs. Most people don't participate, however, the surface will be littered with money anyway.
From Aftenposten (Norwegian news in English)
Little Moses the seal has died at the aquarium in Bergen, Norway because of the coins people threw.
Does anyone here read Norwegian?