Jumping animals

57 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
Brush Rabbit
Sylvilagus bachmani
Antilopine Kangaroo
Macropus antilopinus
Red-Necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus
Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor
Common Wallaroo
Macropus robustus
Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus
Bettongia penicillata
Antelope Jackrabbit
Lepus alleni
Western Grey Kangaroo
Macropus fuliginosus
Arctic Hare
Lepus arcticus
Goodfellow's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus goodfellowi
Senegal Bushbaby
Galago senegalensis
Wood Mouse
Apodemus sylvaticus
Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus
Brush-Tailed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale penicillata
Gilbert's Potoroo
Potorous gilbertii
Tammar Wallaby
Macropus eugenii
Long-Nosed Potoroo
Potorous tridactylus
Meadow Jumping Mouse
Zapus hudsonius
Tasmanian Pademelon
Thylogale billardierii
European Hare
Lepus europaeus
Giant Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys ingens
Matschie's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus matschiei
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Napaeozapus insignis
Parantechinus apicalis
Cape Hare
Lepus capensis
Red-Legged Pademelon
Thylogale stigmatica
Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby
Petrogale xanthopus
Black Jackrabbit
Lepus insularis
Golden-Mantled Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus pulcherrimus
Petrogale concinna
Verreaux's Sifaka
Propithecus verreauxi
Agile Wallaby
Macropus agilis
Parma Wallaby
Macropus parma
Bennett's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus bennettianus
Spinifex Hopping Mouse
Notomys alexis
Pretty-Faced Wallaby
Macropus parryi
Bridled Nail-Tail Wallaby
Onychogalea fraenata
Banded Hare-Wallaby
Lagostrophus fasciatus
Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo
Dendrolagus lumholtzi