Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

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Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle is the most severely endangered sea turtle in the world!

There is one Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle that lives here at the Texas State Aquarium. Make sure to come by tomorrow, on World Turtle Day, (or anytime!) to meet Daisy! Raised from a hatchling, she was the FIRST animal to arrive at the aquarium in 1990!

Did you know?
The Kemp’s Ridley is also the smallest sea turtle! Daisy weighs 60-75 lbs.

Information gathered from sources including “eol.org”.

Mata Mata Turtle

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Mata Mata Turtle

You can find the Mata Mata Turtle in the Amazon Exhibit at the Texas State Aquarium.

The Mata Mata has a long snout that it uses as a snorkel. The tip of the snout emerges from the water when breathing, allowing for minimal movement.

This Thursday is World Turtle Day! Come by the aquarium and check out all of the turtles that call the Texas State Aquarium home.

Information gathered from sources including “eol.org”.