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The Sperm Whale is the largest predatory animal living on Earth today, reaching nearly 70 feet in length. It hunts in the deep ocean, and its prey often includes the second largest living predator – the Colossal Squid. Sperm Whales are known for their large heads, which contain oil called spermaceti. It is this substance, once commonly used in lamps and candles, that gives the whale its common name.
Scientific Name: Physeter macrocephalus
Characteristics: This Sperm Whale figure includes the whale’s most distinctive feature – its huge, square-shaped head. The head of a Sperm Whale can be as much as one third of its total body length. This whale has a number of additional features that make it unique among other whales, including its wrinkled and rippled skin, its triangular tail, and its off-center blowhole.
Size and Color: The Sperm Whale figure is nearly 9 inches long and almost 2 inches to the top of its dorsal ridge. It is a little longer than a large pair of scissors. Its coloration is a dark gray, with white splotches around its jaw and glossy black eyes.
The Sperm Whale is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.