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