Olive Ridley Turtle

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle is a small extant sea turtle, which can be seen in western Indian Ocean, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. In India, it is breeding in Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal in Orissa. As per the available facts and information, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle species is in deep crisis and it is nearing to extinction. It is estimated that a worldwide female nesting population roughly estimated at just 1,000 individuals.

Olive Ridley Turtle Scientific Name

Lepidochelys Olivacea

Olive Ridley Turtle Features and Facts

  • Type: Reptile

  • Diet: Omnivore

  • Average life span in the wild: About 50 years

  • Size: 2 ft (65 cm)

  • Weight: 100 lbs (45 kg)

  • Protection status: Endangered

Olive Ridley Turtle Conservation

Large scale commercial exploitation and trade of Olive Ridley skins landed this endangered species in deep crisis. Various non-governmental organisations, the Orissa Forest Department and the Wildlife Institute of India have taken active measures to protect this species from extinction.

Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag