Schleich Whale Shark Figurine
The whale shark is speckled on its backside and solid on its belly. The largest living fish, the whale shark's body can reach a length of 40' and weigh 22 tons. Living in tropical waters, this shark has been known to stick around for half a century or more.
With its 5' wide mouth and hundreds of rows of teeth, whale sharks eat microscopic organisms in the water called plankton, giving them the name filter feeder. The way that the whale shark eats is by taking in water and expelling it through its gills. Between taking in water and expelling it, plankton is trapped. The whale shark can exchange water at a rate of almost 4 pints per second. Generally swimming alone, these fish migrate and are able to descend to depths of over 2000'. For ages 3 years and up.
- Whale shark toy
- World of Nature Wild Life: Ocean Collection
- Hand painted
- For ages 3 years and up
- Phthalate free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your child's health.
- Care instructions: Wipe clean.
- Approximately 11"L
- Made in China