• Wild Safari Whitetip Reef Shark Toy Model

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Description 

The whitetip reef shark is a requiem shark, meaning it is a member of the Carcharhinidae family, like the bull shark, grey reef shark, tiger shark and lemon shark. However, unlike those and most other sharks, it does not need to constantly swim to force water through its gills to breathe, and can rest on the sea bottom without moving. This shark prefers to stay close to the ocean floor in caves and crevices during the day, coming out at night to feed.

Whitetip reef sharks rarely attack humans, unlike their cousins the oceanic whitetip. These sharks are quite small, rarely growing longer than five feet in length, and spend most of their time in caves or crevices on Indo-Pacific reefs. They wait until night to feed, by patrolling the reef for its preferred food of fish, octopi and crustaceans. The whitetip reef shark’s slim body allows it to follow its prey into areas that would be off-limits to most other predators. Due to the reduction of their reef habitat and overfishing, this species is listed as “Near Threatened”.

This figure measures 4 ¾ inches long and 1 ¾ inches tall


Ages 3+ 


 




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