|Scientific Name||Rhincodon typus|
|Time of Year||All year|
|Time of Day||All day|
|Shadow Size||Huge (Fin)|
The Whale Shark is found in the island.
The Whale Shark can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Whale sharks are the world's largest fish, but they're surprisingly some of the gentlest. They can swim at only three mph, so although they're large and very imposing, they're not really a threat. They swim with their mouths open to swallow vast quantities of tiny creatures and sea water. As they expel the water through their gills, they will eat what then remains. Since they don't have to bite prey their teeth are file-like and number about 10,000 in multiple rows."
Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:
"Ohmigosh! I caught a whale shark! It could have swallowed me up!"