Somerset

Puxton Park stolen baby tortoises found abandoned

Teo and Taylor, the tortoises Image copyright Puxton Park
Image caption The two tortoises were found abandoned, near the animal park

Two rare baby tortoises stolen from an animal park have been found abandoned near the site.

The six-month-old reptiles, named Teo and Taylor, were taken from their enclosure by a visitor at Puxton Park, in Somerset, at about 15:00 GMT on Sunday.

In a separate incident on Saturday, Teo was stolen and then returned on Sunday.

Puxton Park said a passer-by found them and brought them back. They are now being cared for by a handler.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were investigating the matter.

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