Sadly, great white sharks are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. Rough estimates place their population at about 3,500-4,000 individuals, although there is a lack of concrete data in relation to these numbers. Great white numbers are dropping not only because of habitat degradation and a loss of suitable prey, but also because they are targeted by fishermen for their jaws, teeth, and fins.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 16.5 L x 8 W x 5.6 H
- Size in in: 6.5 L x 3.15 W x 2.2 H
The great white shark is listed as vulnerable, although exact population numbers are not known. The main threats to the species include being captured by trophy hunters, recreational fishermen and commercial fisheries. Great white sharks are protected under legislation in some areas, including Australia, South Africa, the United States and Malta.