Plush Animals Features
** Plush Hammerhead Shark
** Gray Upper Body and White Underbelly
** Made by Wild Republic
** 12 inch
Who ever heard of a shark who was also a carpenter? Not you? Well, if there was such a thing, this particular shark would be a shoe in! Hammerheads are unique among their sharky brethren for their flat and elongated head with the appearance of a hammer. Most sharks have a pointed snout/head and a huge mouth. Shark vision is good, but their senses of smell and touch are outstanding. The hammerhead’s particular design allows it a constant 360 degree view above and below it. Their eyesight is better than your average shark’s but their mouths are also smaller. This is perhaps what has lead them to hunt in schools during the day like common fish. At night though, they return to hunting by themselves like other sharks.
The diet of a hammerhead consists of fish, other sharks, squid and crustaceans. But here’s another tidbit we bet will creep you out. They have even been known to eat their own young. Wow! That’s dedication. Or maybe just an all-consuming need to remove rivals. Either way, these sharks are pretty cool.
There are nine species of hammerhead, three of which are dangerous to us and they live all over the world in warm coastal waters, and, oddest of all, they are one of the few mammals besides humans capable of getting a tan. Since they spend so much of their time in shallow water, it’s no wonder they get all crispy like a trendy Southern Californian.
But what about Wild Republic’s carpenter stuffed plush shark? Known for their attention to detail and realism, the only thing this shark is missing is the characteristic rough skin of a real shark. That’s how awesome this thing is. Made from 100% kid-friendly materials, this stuffed plush shark is as soft and durable (with washer-locked eyes) as he is fun. For the budding plushie aquarist (collector of fish), this is as good a place to start as any.