Amur Leopards are one of the rarest felines in the world. They are confined to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China. They have thick white or cream fur with large, widely spaced black spots called “rosettes” covering the head, back, tail and legs, and long bushy tails that they use as a blanket in winter when temperatures drop!
For some animals, such as kangaroos and wallabies, jumping is the primary source of movement. For others, it is a method of escaping predators or catching prey. For dolphins, it could be fun, a form of communication or a way of cleaning parasites, we just don't know!
Whatever the reason though, some animals were born to jump - did you know fleas can jump over 200 times their body length? Isn't that amazing!
Explore our animal A-Z to find out about some of the most fascinating jumping animals or head on over to our Top 10 list to find out who takes the top spot!
Fascinating facts about some of the world’s most amazing animals. From Aardvarks to Zebras our A-Z of the animal world is guaranteed to inspire. If your favourite animal’s not yet included, please let us know. Check out the Top 3 most loved animals! »
Atlantic salmon are incredible fish that migrate thousands of miles in their lifetime from saltwater to freshwater habitats to spawn. Migrations are incredible to watch, with salmon leaping their way up streams and waterfalls!
The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
Masters of camouflage and expert rock climbers, this goat-like animal lives in the mountains of the Himalayas.
The bobcat is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and dusk, although they become more diurnal during autumn and winter in response to prey activity.
They might look like a large gentle rabbit, but brown hares are powerful athletes that can reach speeds of 45mph. They’re also famous for their boxing skills!