February 29th is the hoppiest day of the year! Frogs, cats, goats, and more. We’re celebrating our leaping and jumping creatures this Leap Day.
Cougars are powerful runners, leapers, and climbers. They can leap higher than any other mammal and have been recorded making a vertical jump of over 20 feet from a stationary position. Look for Carly, the cougar on the cat loop.
Bobcats are also impressive jumpers. They can leap up to 10 feet high in the air. Look for bobcats Tanner and Tahoma on the cat loop.
Some frogs can jump over 20 times their body length. Northwest Trek is home to Pacific tree frogs, Northern leopard frogs, and Western toads. Visit them in the Cheney Discovery Center.
Mountain goats have powerful legs and can easily jump over 12 feet high. They’re often seen leaping between rocks in the wild. See if you can glimpse a mountain goat leaping in the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area.