This plastic great white shark toy looks like its nickname: "the eating machine." It is 6 inches long and is made of hollow, flexible plastic, although it does not squirt water or have a squeaker in the mouth or inside the body. There is no hole for water to go inside the shark. You can squeeze the shark and flex its fins or make its jaws open and close with your fingers. This replica has a detailed face and body with wide-open fearsome-looking jaws and teeth. It has beady black eyes with white highlights, and can be used for all kinds of fun and educational purposes. This shark makes a good bath toy, or can be used in a diorama for science class, or as an educational toy to teach about great white sharks. It makes an excellent show-and-tell item for class if you're doing a project about sharks. Or, what about that birthday cake decoration for a shark-themed birthday party? You can also add it to your collection of shark toys or give as a gift for the shark-lover in your life! Use it as a serious gift or a gag gift. Our toy shark won't mind. Kids of all ages can use this plastic shark for all kinds of games, becauase its teeth are quite soft and our shark promises not to bite! Check out our other great white shark toys and gifts.
About Great White Sharks
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is usually seen at about 9 feet in length, but adults may reach as much as 16 feet. They weigh around 2,000 pounds. It lives near the surface in warmer waters of the Pacific, the Caribbean, and along the coast of Africa. Some sharks follow the migration of sea lions, which they find a most tasty prey. The great white has a large conical-shaped snout, agray dorsal fin and a mottled white underside. Great white sharks, like many other sharks, have rows of teeth behind the main ones, allowing any that break off to be rapidly replaced. A great white shark's teeth are serrated and when the shark bites it will shake its head side to side and the teeth will act as a saw and tear off large chunks of flesh. Great whites often swallow their own broken off teeth along with chunks of their prey's flesh.