Jumping animals

40 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
Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor
Antelope Jackrabbit
Lepus alleni
Common Wallaroo
Macropus robustus
Tammar Wallaby
Macropus eugenii
Western Grey Kangaroo
Macropus fuliginosus
Wood Mouse
Apodemus sylvaticus
Meadow Jumping Mouse
Zapus hudsonius
Petrogale concinna
Golden-Mantled Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus pulcherrimus
Gilbert's Potoroo
Potorous gilbertii
Matschie's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus matschiei
Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus
Parantechinus apicalis
Giant Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys ingens
Bennett's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus bennettianus
Senegal Bushbaby
Galago senegalensis
Red-Legged Pademelon
Thylogale stigmatica
Arctic Hare
Lepus arcticus
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus
Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale penicillata
Banded Hare-Wallaby
Lagostrophus fasciatus
Parma Wallaby
Macropus parma
Bridled Nail-Tail Wallaby
Onychogalea fraenata
Long-Nosed Potoroo
Potorous tridactylus
Black Jackrabbit
Lepus insularis
Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale xanthopus
Verreaux's Sifaka
Propithecus verreauxi
Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus lumholtzi
Pretty-Faced Wallaby
Macropus parryi
Agile Wallaby
Macropus agilis
Tasmanian Pademelon
Thylogale billardierii
Red-Necked Pademelon
Thylogale thetis
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Napaeozapus insignis
Spinifex Hopping Mouse
Notomys alexis