Tango the terrapin was abandoned at Royal Botanic Gardens

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A TERRAPIN is being cared for after being abandoned at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The discovery was made on Monday when a worker spotted the freshwater turtle in one of the heated greenhouses.

SSCPA rescue officer Jeni Wright said: “Someone has taken Tango there with the intention of dumping him.

“They may have thought they were doing the right thing but abandoning an animal under any circumstances is a criminal offence.”