On Earth, there are numerous species of animals, but some of them possess the ability to leap extraordinary distances that leave everyone amazed.
Not only known for their remarkable speed, many animal species in the world also possess incredible jumping abilities that far surpass those of humans. Most of the farthest leaping animal species in the world are small in size.
Most tree frog species are solitary creatures with minimal social behavior, usually coming together only during the mating season. Tree frogs have the ability to leap up to 150 times their body length, equivalent to the length of the Titanic.
With strong limbs and large webbed feet between their toes, along with wide skin flaps on their arms, tree frogs can easily glide from one tree to another.
Jumping spiders belong to the Salticidae family and there are over 4,000 species worldwide, with the highest concentration found in tropical regions. These creatures can leap distances up to 100 times their body length, estimated to be as long as two civilian airplanes.
In addition, jumping spiders are known for their remarkable jumping and quick reflexes. They can jump up to 25 times their own size, making them formidable predators.
Fleas, also known as siphonaptera, are small wingless insects that are commonly known as parasites living on the skin of mammals and birds to feed on their blood.
Fleas are considered the “world champions of high jumping” as they can jump up to 200 times their body length and cover a distance 150 times their body height. Despite their tiny size ranging from 1.5 to 1.6 mm, they possess exceptional strength.
The froghopper is known for its plant-sucking nymph stage and is concealed during the spring. It is currently the champion of the insect kingdom.
Measuring only 6mm, the froghopper can propel itself up to 70cm through the air. In the book of extraordinary jumping abilities among insects, the froghopper secures the second position.
Furthermore, the froghopper can also jump 100 times its body length and withstand a force of over 400g during the jumping process.
Kangaroo rats are endothermic animals with well-developed hind legs, while their front legs are relatively small, and their heads are larger than their bodies. The length of their tails exceeds the combined length of their bodies and heads. Additionally, this species can leap distances up to 45 times their body length.
If kangaroo rats employ a flagpole jumping technique, their running ability is significantly improved with minimal energy expenditure, reducing the risk of being captured by predators. They can also switch to a “completely still” state at night to avoid being hunted by enemies.