The whitetip reef shark is threatened in the wild because it lives only in shallow ocean waters surrounding coral reefs, making it vulnerable to habitat degradation. Also, it doesn’t reproduce until it is relatively old and gives birth to small litters.
Whitetip reef sharks typically have an easy-going disposition and small teeth. Divers have even been able to hand-feed wild sharks! The Minnesota Zoo’s female whitetip reef shark came to us in 1992 from the Waikiki Aquarium, weighs approximately 45 pounds, and is about five feet long.
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