Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

No. 262429

by Safari Ltd
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Also known as the Atlantic Ridley sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is one of the rarest species of sea turtle on planet Earth. Their native range includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and they can be found as far north as New Jersey.

  • Scientific Name: Lepidochelys kempii
  • Characteristics: Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles are among the smallest sea turtle species, and rarely grow to be heavier than 100 pounds. Learn more about this awesome animal with our scientifically accurate and life-like model!
  • Size and Color: 7 inches long and 6.25 inches wide, both dimensions of this figurine are roughly equivalent to the length of a dollar bill. Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles have grayish-green shells with bellies that are either off-white or yellow.
  • The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Unfortunately, the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle’s rarity is a reflection of the fact that it has been classified as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. They are threatened by a litany of human activities, including habitat loss, pollution, and fishing. Similarly, many Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were lost after the Deepwater Horizon explosion due to the resulting oil spill.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 18 L x 17 W x 6 H
    • Size in inches: 7.09 L x 6.69 W x 2.36 H
    • UPC: 095866262402
    Present Status The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is listed as critically endangered, mainly due to its eggs being over-harvested by humans. Since newborn turtles are highly vulnerable to predators, such as dogs and seabirds, until they reach the water, their numbers have been rebounding at a very slow rate. The other major threat to the species is unintentional capture by fishing equipment. Conservation efforts include fishing gear modifications and legal protection of nesting sites.