Hammerhead shark

Genus Sphyrna

Fascinating Facts


Temperate and tropical waters worldwide, in both deep and shallow habitats. Diet includes fish, other sharks, stingrays and skates, crustaceans and cephalopods.

Status in the Wild

Scalloped hammerhead Endangered, IUCN 2007

Great hammerhead Endangered, IUCN 2007

Most other species Near Threatened or Vulnerable. Visit The IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species for more information.


Worldwide in warmer waters along coastlines and continental shelves.

Location in the Zoo

Fish and Amphibians Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits