Tiburón isn’t actually a breed of shark. It’s the Spanish word for “shark”. Sharks live all over the world, even around Mexico and Spain, so it’s natural that many languages would have words for this prehistoric animal. And when we say prehistoric, that’s just what we mean.
The oldest known sharks hail from millions years ago, even before the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Requiem sharks (the name sounds ominous doesn’t it?) are not named for the death that they sometimes cause (there are many survivors of shark attacks, which are themselves relatively rare in the larger scheme of things). Requiem sharks actually get this name from the French word for sharks, requin. They have a very specific look to them, with their round eyes and wedge-shaped heads. The hammerhead is not a requiem shark, for example.
The largest shark in the world is the so-called whale shark. The whale shark is a large filter feeder. It eats like whales do, sucking up large quantities of plankton and krill before pushing out the water. Unlike many sharks, the whale shark is very gentle and poses little danger to divers.
Our friend Tibby however is a requiem stuffed plush shark, and while some sharks are timid and shy, trying to avoid humans, others are less cautious and may approach. But sweet Tibby is a strange girl. She ‘loves’ people, loves to play. Odd, yes? But wait until you see how much fun you have. She is crafted by Aurora with a great attention to detail, made from 100% kid-safe materials, and stuffed for optimal snuggles.