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Olive Ridley Turtle

Common Name Olive Ridley Turtle

Scientific Name Lepidochelys oliveacea

Species Reptiles

Family/Group Turtles



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Olive Ridley Turtles are small turtles most famous for their massive arrivals. During the raining season, they come in groups to certain beaches during certain nights only, to lay their eggs. These groups can be as large as 10,000 individuals.


The Olive Ridley Turtle is only found at the Pacific coast. The most famous nesting site is the La Flor Wildlife Reserve, but there are also numerous other beaches where they come to lay their eggs.

Nicaragua Animal Guide