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