Bull Shark Facts
The Bull shark is also known as Zambezi shark. They can be easily found in warm, shallow coastal waters. Although they can survive in fresh water but they are not true freshwater shark. These sharks are named as bull shark because they heavily built with a huge rounded body and a broad, blunt snout. They are one of the most aggressive sharks and while attacking, they bump their snout first like bulls attack with their head first.
Quick Facts: –
- Carcharhinus leucas is the scientific name of the bull shark.
- They can easily survive in brackish water that is a mixture of salty and freshwater.
- Bull sharks can reach up to 15 feet in length and can weigh up to 700 kg.
- They are solitary creatures and do not allow other to enter in to their territory.
- Female bull sharks are larger and heavier as compared to male bull sharks.
- Bull sharks are not picky eaters. They generally prey on other sharks, turtles, fishes, birds etc.
- These creatures have an excellent sense of smell and can easily find their food during day and night both.
- Bull sharks have the strongest bite of all the sharks but they are not at the top of food chain. They can be preyed by larger sharks like the great white shark and the tiger shark.
- These sharks are gray on the top and white below.
- Their mating season begins in early autumn and late summer and females have a gestation period of more than 12 months.
- A female bull shark gives birth to 4-10 babies at once.
- Bull Sharks have an average lifespan of 16 years.