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