There are only a few sharks that are really dangerous to people. These include the tiger shark, the dreaded white shark, and the somewhat lesser known bull shark. The tiger shark gets its name from its long, dark stripes, which are reminiscent of a tiger. It prefers to eat turtles, cracking their shells with its sharp teeth. Its diet also includes rays, sea snakes, seals and birds, but it will basically devour everything that isn't nailed down. Car tyres, parts of ships and boats, nails, jewellery, clothing, and books have even been found in the stomachs of tiger sharks. They even eat when they are not hungry, and humans consider them to be one of the most dangerous of the around 500 (mostly harmless) shark species.
Scientific name: Galeocerdo cuvier
Global home: Oceans
Conservation status: Near threatened
Primary habitat: Continental shelf, Pelagic
Fun fact: Tiger sharks are very big, conspicuously striped sharks that can grow up to 5.5 metres long.
Dimensions: 6.2"W x 3"D x 2.1"H
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.