Q:

What are some examples of animals that hop?

A:

Quick Answer

Examples of animals that hop are kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, kultarrs, rabbits and hares, potoroos, Verreaux's sifaka and jerboas. Some species of birds, including sparrows and bluejays, also hop.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The kultarr looks like a mouse with exceptionally long ears and a long, thin and tufted tail, but it's actually a marsupial found in Australia. It hops using its long hindfeet but lands on its front feet.

Kangaroos are also marsupials and are members of the macropus genus. The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial on earth. Kangaroos are famous for their ability to hop. Indeed, their feet are so long that they can't really walk like other animals and must hop. A big male can cover 30 feet in one leap. When hopping isn't appropriate, the kangaroo uses the combination of its tail and front legs to "crawl walk." Wallabies, wallaroos and potoroos are related to kangaroos and look like smaller versions of them. Some are so small that they live in trees.

Verreaux's sifaka is a type of lemur, which is a type of primate. Like other lemurs, it's found only in Madagascar. Though it's found in the trees, when it has to come to ground, it moves by hopping sideways with its arms held up.

Learn more about Zoology

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a cheetah's prey?

    A:

    Cheetahs naturally prey on the young of larger animals, small antelopes, hares, rabbits and game birds. These adept predators utilize their tremendous speed and keen eyesight to chase down their prey.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some animals that start with the letter "W"?

    A:

    Some animals whose names start with the letter "w" include wasps, wombats, wallabies, weasels and warthogs. Other animals whose names start with "w" are whales, walruses and wolves.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What kinds of animals live in a temperate evergreen forest?

    A:

    The animals that live in temperate evergreen forests include black bears, brown bears, deer, elk, small rodents, robins, owls, hares, raccoons, newts, fleas, centipedes, wasps and hornets. In the Northwestern United States and other areas with formidable winters, evergreen forests are home to lynx, bobcats, bison and wolves. These forests are also home to dozens of bird species.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do dingos eat?

    A:

    Dingoes feed mostly on wallabies and kangaroo, although they sometimes also eat rabbits, rats, birds, lizards and other small animals. Though the majority of their diet consists of meat, dingoes are omnivores, and they eat small portions of fruits and plants.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore