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 H
- Size in in: 4.53 L x 0.98 W x 0.0 H
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.