As one of the major turtle nesting sites in Malaysia, _Cheratin_g has species like the Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, and Olive Ridley Turtles which you can see at the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. Here are some information about the turtles that come to Cherating.
Green Turtle - Also known as Penyu Agar is the most commonly found species in Cherating, and Malaysia as a whole. They are the only herbivorous species and are among the largest as well, growing up to 120 cm long and 180 kg in weight.
Hakwsbill Turtle - Also known as Peny Sisik or Penyu Karah has a narrow, pointed beak. They have a brightly coloured shell with overlapping scales that form serrated edges, making them highly sought and consequently, critically endangered.
Olive Ridley Turtle - This is the smallest of the sea turtles, growing up to 70 cm in length and 50 kg in weight. Known as Penyu Lipas, they have olive green shells and are the most common sea turtle species. However, they are still listed as vulnerable thanks to their limited number of nesting spots around the world.