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Schleich Whale Shark


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  • True to life modeling
  • Meticulously handpainted
  • Made in compliance with all safety regulations
  • Developed with the assistance of parents, teachers and children
  • With the Schleich-S tag, symbol for the highest quality
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 2 inches ; 10.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000H6E0VW
  • Item model number: 16089
  • Our recommended age: 5 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,904 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Product Description

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 forty feet and weigh twenty-two tons. Living in tropical waters, this shark has been known to stick around for half a century or more. With its five foot 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 four pints per second. Generally swimming alone, these fish migrate and are able to descend to depths of over two thousand feet.

From the Manufacturer

The whale shark is a the biggest shark and the biggest fish. It is NOT a whale. It has a huge mouth which can be up to 4 feet (1.4 m) wide. Its mouth is at the very front of its head (not on the underside of the head like in most sharks). It has a wide, flat head, a rounded snout, small eyes, 5 very large gill slits, 2 dorsal fins (on its back) and 2 pectoral fins (on its sides). The spiracle (a vestigial first gill slit used for breathing when the shark is resting on the sea floor) is located just behind the shark's eye. Its tail has a top fin much larger than the lower fin.

Customer Reviews

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This is a very nice replica, with great detail, color and weight.
Chelsea Liddle
This is a nice size shark and has a nice weight to it, not too heavy--just feels very solid/durable.
msamie
I bought this for my son; being that he loves the ocean and all the animals that reside there.
Miss FallsALot

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miss FallsALot on September 29, 2008
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I bought this for my son; being that he loves the ocean and all the animals that reside there. It is very nice quality and has great detail. Highly recommended for both play and show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Foley on December 1, 2011
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My grandson loves any kind of sea animals. He loved this shark as well as the great white shark that I bought.
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We got this for our son because he loves ocean life --particularly whale sharks -- and after doing a project on whale sharks. This is a very nice replica, with great detail, color and weight. It is not flimsy or cheap at all; in fact, it is quite heavy and large and I suspect this toy will outlive the majority of toys we own! My son absolutely loves and treasures this shark, I think because it is so lifelike and feels so substantial. If your child is excited about sharks, I would definitely recommend this one.
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By Squirt on October 11, 2013
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One of the best Schleich animals IMO. Beautifully painted and realistic looking. It is actually a really great bath toy too!
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By KJ on September 10, 2013
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This whale shark is beautiful. We visited the whale shark migration in Holbox Mexico and the boats had these plastic ones on board to explain the animal to us while navigating out to find them. The hotels all had them too. And now we have one in our bathtub! Really neat.
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Its a smiple plastic whale shark. No lights or sounds or anything, but my son loves it and packs it around all day.
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By Michelle on December 29, 2012
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It looks so real & is another great Schleich toy. The quality it AWESOME. My kids love & I would definatly recommend it to anyone who likes sea animals.
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