The only living member of the genus Rhincodon, the whale shark is endemic to tropical waters around the world. They are one of three species of shark that employs filter feeding, the others being the megamouth shark and the basking shark. Whale sharks have striped gray, blue, or brown skin with white spots, as well as a white underside. Measuring 9.25 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 2.25 inches tall. Non-toxic and BPA free. Ages 3 and up.