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Introduction

Bull shark. This species is one that has been well known by people to be on the look out for. They are fast and they are aggressive though so you may come into contact with one without realizing it. Many people are in awe of the fact that they can really live in just about any type of warm water location.

The name for this shark comes from the way that they bump into their prey – similar to a bully in the hallway. They are very powerful and that makes them a force for other living creatures including humans to recognize and to reckon with.

KEY FACTS

Name Bull shark
Origin The name "bull shark" comes from the shark's stocky shape, broad, flat snout, and aggressive, unpredictable behavior. In India, the bull shark may be confused with the Sundarbans or Ganges shark. In Africa, it is also commonly called the Zambezi River shark, or just "zambi".
Size Bull sharks are large and stout, with females being larger than males. The bull shark can be up to 81 cm (2.66 ft) in length at birth. Adult female bull sharks average 2.4 m (7.9 ft) long and typically weigh 130 kg (290 lb), whereas the slightly smaller adult male averages 2.25 m (7.4 ft) and 95 kg (209 lb).
Weight Female: 130kg adult, Male: 95kg adult
Clutch Size Bull sharks dont lay egg. Bull sharks are viviparous, and a female shark will have between four and 10 sharks per litter. The gestation period for bull sharks is 12 months, after which they give birth in fresh water because the pups are born with a low tolerance for salinity.
Life span Young bull sharks are 28 inches long at birth. They will reach the size of adult animal after ten years. Average lifespan of bull shark is 12 years in the wild.
Reproduction Like all other members of the Carcharhinidae family, bull sharks are born alive (viviparous) and the litter may include 1-3 pups. Pregnancy lasts 10 to 11 months. Males reach sexual maturity between 14 and 15 years, females only at about age 18. Although bull sharks do not rear their young like most other shark species, they bear their young in protected coastal areas. It follows that most young bull sharks are found in the flat, coastal regions around the world. These "nurseries" increase their chance of survival. Bull shark youngsters grow slowly and are thus exposed to predators for fairly long periods of time, whereby larger sharks represent the main danger. However, larger predators avoid the flat regions.
Colors Bull sharks are pale to dark gray above, fading to a pale cream color on their underside.
Care Level Expert only
Temperament Bull Shark. With an aggressive nature, an appreciation for shallow waters worldwide, and an ability to go fairly far up freshwater rivers, the bull shark can be pretty scary. Likely responsible for most near-shore shark attacks, bull sharks are the third most likely species of shark to attack humans.
Diet The bull shark's diet consists mainly of bony fish and small sharks, including other bull sharks, and stingrays. Their diet can also include turtles, birds, dolphins, terrestrial mammals, crustaceans, echinoderms. They hunt in murky waters where it is harder for the prey to see the shark coming.
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description of Bull shark

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Chondrichthyes
Order – Carcharhiniformes
Family – Carcharhinidae
Genus – Carcharhinus
Species – C. leucas

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