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.

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