Jumping animals

47 species

Jumping (saltation) can be distinguished from running, galloping, and other gaits where the entire body is temporarily airborne by the relatively long duration of the aerial phase and high angle of initial launch. Many terrestrial animals use jumping (including hopping or leaping) to escape predators or catch prey—however, relatively few animals use this as a primary mode of locomotion.

Setonix brachyurus
Antilopine Kangaroo
Macropus antilopinus
Brush Rabbit
Sylvilagus bachmani
Red-Necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus
Bettongia penicillata
Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor
Antelope Jackrabbit
Lepus alleni
Common Wallaroo
Macropus robustus
Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus
Western Grey Kangaroo
Macropus fuliginosus
Goodfellow's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus goodfellowi
Senegal Bushbaby
Galago senegalensis
Arctic Hare
Lepus arcticus
Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale penicillata
Wood Mouse
Apodemus sylvaticus
Gilbert's Potoroo
Potorous gilbertii
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus
Tammar Wallaby
Macropus eugenii
Meadow Jumping Mouse
Zapus hudsonius
Long-Nosed Potoroo
Potorous tridactylus
Tasmanian Pademelon
Thylogale billardierii
Giant Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys ingens
Matschie's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus matschiei
Parantechinus apicalis
Red-Legged Pademelon
Thylogale stigmatica
Golden-Mantled Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus pulcherrimus
Petrogale concinna
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Napaeozapus insignis
Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale xanthopus
European Hare
Lepus europaeus
Black Jackrabbit
Lepus insularis
Verreaux's Sifaka
Propithecus verreauxi
Parma Wallaby
Macropus parma
Bennett's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus bennettianus
Cape Hare
Lepus capensis
Agile Wallaby
Macropus agilis
Spinifex Hopping Mouse
Notomys alexis
Bridled Nail-Tail Wallaby
Onychogalea fraenata
Pretty-Faced Wallaby
Macropus parryi
Banded Hare-Wallaby
Lagostrophus fasciatus
Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus lumholtzi