The whitetip reef shark is a requiem shark, meaning it is a member of the Carcharhinidae family, like the bull shark, grey reef shark, tiger shark and lemon shark. However, unlike those and most other sharks, it does not need to constantly swim to force water through its gills to breathe, and can rest on the sea bottom without moving. This shark prefers to stay close to the ocean floor in caves and crevices during the day, coming out at night to feed.
This figure measures 12 L x 6 W x 3 H cm inches tall, a little shorter than the length of a soda can on its side. Its coloration is gray above fading to a white underbelly, with the characteristic white tips on its dorsal and tail fins.
The Safari Ltd Whitetip Shark along with the rest of the Safari Ltd Sea Life 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.