If you have ever seen Jaws, you know what it is to be afraid to go out into the water. You can’t see in it, and, what is that thing that just brushed your leg? Is that a…what’s that triangular thing sticking out of the water? Oh no! Shark! But you have no reason to be scared around this Stuffed Plush Blacktip Reef Shark. He actually likes to snuggle more than anything.
Thankfully the Blacktip is not nearly as large or as dangerous as that celluloid monstrosity (which was only a model, natch). In point of fact, Blacktips are timid and shy. They actually prefer to try to stay away from humans. Of course as with any shark, if they see you moving about in the water, they are likely to come take a nibble on you just to make sure you are not part of their usual diet. Omnomnom. Like other sharks, it possesses a skill called electroreception. The shark has places in its body with natural sensors that can pick up on the bioelectrical signals generated by all living things (in this case, other fish and prey). All living things generate electricity, even us. Did you know that? Sharks are just more adept at tuning into it than we are.
Blacktips live in the warm waters of the Indian and western/central Pacific Oceans; they prefer coastal waters but as adults, tend to favor cruising along reefs looking for food. As adults, the black tips in their name come from the black markings on their dorsal and caudal (tail) fins. The rest of the shark’s body is grey with a white underbelly.
As usual with Wild Republic’s stuffed plush stuffed toys, this blacktip shark possesses flawless attention to detail and is both durable and safe. He may be timid in the wild, but will give you years and years of fun. Just you watch and see if he doesn’t.