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Tiger Shark

SKU 202229

Found at depths of up to 2,600 feet, the tiger shark is an exceptionally large species of shark found in oceans all throughout the globe. Tiger sharks are what’s known as a requiem shark, which is undoubtedly the most well known family of shark.

  • Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier
  • Characteristics: Like all Safari wildlife figurines, our tiger shark model has been beautifully hand painted and sculpted by professional artists. Crafted with scientific accuracy and life-like detail, this model makes a perfect gift for an aspiring marine biologist!
  • Size and Color: 4.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, our tiger shark statuette is roughly the size of a soda can on its side. Tiger sharks are predominantly gray with white bellies, and they have a noticeable tiger stripe pattern on their sides.
  • The Tiger Shark is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Despite their size, tiger shark attacks on humans are exceptionally rare. They are noted for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, and will essentially eat anything they can get their mouths on. In fact, tiger sharks are sometimes jokingly referred to as the “wastebasket of the sea,” because they’ve even been known to eat debris such as tires, nails, and license plates.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 11.5 L x 2.5 W x 4.32 H
    • Size in inches: 4.53 L x 0.98 W x 1.7 H
    • UPC: 095866202200
    Present Status Tiger sharks are considered to be near threatened and they are protected in some areas but fishing is still common, both sport and commercial. Like all sharks, they are at risk from the practice of 'finning', where the more commercially valuable fins are removed from living sharks and the animal is returned to the water to die a slow and agonizing death. This practice if illegal in many areas and shark fin soup is now being banned as well.