Printable Leatherback Sea Turtle Craft

Leatherback sea turtles are truly fascinating reptiles! They make up the world’s largest turtle species and can grow to around 2 meters, or 6 feet long! They also weigh-in around 2000lbs, or 900kg. Another fascinating fact is that their shells are not hard like most turtles; their speckled backs are a leathery texture that is soft and flexible.

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Maddie enjoyed crafting this leatherback sea turtle and learning some fun facts about the animal. We had quite the audience while we were making this craft- our pets! Aren’t they so cute hanging around?

Grab the printable below and enjoy!!

Open & Print Leatherback Sea Turtle Template

Leatherback Sea Turtle Facts

  • Leatherbacks’ favorite food is jellyfish!
  • They migrate very long distances between their ‘feeding’ and ‘breeding’ grounds.
  • The female turtle will crawl onto the beach, dig a hole, lay her eggs, then return to the ocean.
  • It takes about 2 months for the baby turtles to hatch, and when they do, they have a perilous journey to the ocean. There are many animals that like to prey upon baby turtles, including birds, crabs, snakes, and more.
  • Leatherback turtles are sadly classified as critically endangered due to destruction of their nesting beaches, pollution, illegal egg collection, etc.
  • To learn more about leatherback sea turtles, click here!
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