Gallery description : platypus

The top speed it can reach is 35km/h (22mph). Platypus is a mammal that lives in freshwater creeks, rivers and lakes. It has a fur skin type. The preferred food type is omnivore. These mammals usually live 15-20 years. The average weight of the platypus is 0.7-2.4kg (1.5-5.3lbs). Platypus (ornithorhynchus anatinus) usually grows 40-60cm (15.7-23.6in).

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Facts about platypuss
NamePlatypus
FamilyOrnithorhynchidae
PredatorsFox, snakes, crocodile
Life Span15-20 years
OrderMonotremata
Weight0.7-2.4kg (1.5-5.3lbs)
Skin TypeFur
ColourBrown, grey, black
Conservation StatusLeast concern
KingdomAnimalia
HabitatFreshwater creeks, rivers and lakes
Scientific NameOrnithorhynchus anatinus
ClassMammalia
Top Speed35km/h (22mph)
Size40-60cm (15.7-23.6in)
GenusOrnithorhynchus
Main PreyShrimp, insects, fish eggs
PhylumChordata
DietOmnivore
LifestyleSolitary
Average Litter Size2
TypeMammal
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