What is Kemp's Ridley turtle?
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle is the most endangered species of sea turtle in the world.
It was named after Richard Kemp, who had helped discover & study the sea turtle.
People aren't sure about the Ridley naming part, but it's possible that it's
because it has a nesting behavior similar to the Olive Ridley's.
Scientific Name : Lepidochelys kempii
Family : Cheloniidae
Common Names : Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Atlantic Ridley, Gulf Ridley
Status : Critically Endangered
Diet : Omnivore
Type : Reptile
Carapace (Shell) : Flat, almost completely round. Olive grey in color.
Length : Up to 70 cm ( about 27.6 inches )
Weight : Up to 40 kg ( about 88.2 pounds )