So you think you can jump, huh? Well, chances are, even if your legs are part springs, you probably don’t compare to some of the Animal Kingdom’s hot shots. In fact, if we could choose a few of nature’s MVP’s, we’d put a jersey on these guys:
Hare – did you know that this cuddly hopper can jump 45 miles per hour? That’s a speedy hop!
Grasshopper – grasshoppers can jump 20 times their own body length. That’s like a human clearing a basketball court!
Kangaroo rat – there’s a reason they’re named for the hoppity mammal from down under. A kangaroo rat can jump 45 times their own length.
Jumping spider – try catching this guy. Able to clear 100 times their own length, you may want to steer clear of arachnid.
Flea – Sure, they’re tiny. But these little guys are the world’s best jumpers. They get the true gold medal for jumping — 150 times their height.