This deep-sea predator, that can reach a length of up to nine metres and weigh more than two tons, feeds on fish, pinnipeds, octopus and turtles. Females are generally larger than males. Great white sharks are not only the largest hunting sharks; they also rank among the fastest fish in the oceans their streamlined body allows them to swim up to 32 kilometres per hour. When catching prey, these sharks precisely attack with roughly 50 triangular teeth. With one snap, great white sharks are able to devour 14 kilograms of food. Older teeth that are blunt are replaced by new ones that are as sharp as a razor blade. Great white sharks are loners. They can travel more than 65 kilometres a day and can reach over 40 years of age.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (VU)
Primary Habitat: Sea
Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.