The World's Highest Hoppers

Grasshoppers are great hoppers. But there are many other animals that hop.

 

Impalas live in Africa. Impalas can hop nearly 10 feet into the air. Impalas can hop over other impalas. Impalas can hop over lions. Impalas are very fast.

 

Hares are great hoppers. Hares are a kind of wild rabbit. Hares are larger than rabbits. Hares also have longer ears. The European hare is very fast. It can run 40 miles per hour. It can jump 10 feet in the air.

 

Kangaroos live in Australia. Kangaroos are the largest animals that hop. Red kangaroos are the biggest. Some are nearly seven feet tall.

 

Kangaroos have powerful hind legs. Kangaroos have long, strong tails. Kangaroos have large hind feet. These help the kangaroo hop. Kangaroos are fast hoppers, too. Red kangaroos can move 43 miles an hour. Red kangaroos can jump six feet in the air. Red kangaroos can go 25 feet in a single hop.