Bamboo Sharks are a small family of cartilaginous fish found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. They don’t grow longer than four feet in length, and have long, thin bodies with whisker-like barbels near their mouths.
- Scientific Name: Family Hemiscylliidae
- Characteristics: This accurate, detailed Bamboo Shark features the long, cylinder-shaped body the family is known for, with small barbels on its face and large spiracles (breathing holes) underneath the eyes. Its distinctive bars mark the figure as a juvenile, or young shark.
- Size and Colour: This hand-painted Bamboo Shark figure measures 13.3cm L x 4.4cm W x 2.9cm H. It’s just a bit shorter than a standard ballpoint pen. The shark’s colouration is alternating dark brown and lighter brown bars, with white eyes and a cream-coloured underside.
The Bamboo Shark is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection. Non-toxic and BPA free Suitable for ages 3+ years
The Safari Ltd Bamboo shark figurine, along with the Safari Ltd range can be purchased from our online toy store, delivering nationwide in South Africa and from any of our brick and mortar toy shops in South Africa