Although this little turtle is young, you can tell it's no longer a hatchling due to its yellowish-green shell and flippers. Recently-hatched Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are actually dark purple, and their color slowly changes until they reach maturity at around age 10-12!
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys kempii
Characteristics: This hand-painted figurine features true-to-life detail in both the coloration and texture of the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle's shell and flippers. While this turtle isn't fully mature, it doesn't have much growing to do as adults only weigh up to 100 pounds, making them the smallest of the eight sea turtle species.
Size and Color: This figurine sits 5 inches in length and 6 inches in width, both measurements similar to the length of a soda can on its side. The yellowish-green shell and skin coloration coupled with the white trim is a standout characteristic of this species, and this adorable little turtle is sure to make a great addition to any nature enthusiast's collection.
The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Baby is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.