<p>A mountain goat (<a href="http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/mountain-goat/"><i>Oreamnos americanus</i></a>) leaps through snow at Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains of Montana.</p>

Snowy Goat

A mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) leaps through snow at Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains of Montana.

Photograph by Sumio Harada, National Geographic

13 Jumping Animals, Just in Time for Leap Year

Goats, squirrels, and frogs fly through the air in these adorable pictures.

Monday, February 29, is a leap day, and these animals are already prepared.

Get ready for the upcoming calendar oddity with amazing photos of creatures as they vault, jump, hurdle, and bound. (Read “The Surprising History Behind Leap Year.“)

Read This Next

An ambitious new Florida trail links two U.S. national parks
How reading the night sky helped Black Americans survive
Does a woman’s fertility really plummet at age 35?

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet