Different kinds of animals that can walk upright

Gorillas use two legs or knuckles. Two-legged with arms and hands for food and young. Bifurcated. The Congo River separates apes. Gorillas inhabit swamps.


Their term comes from the fact that they swim using only their rear legs. Basilisk Lizards swim quickly. Central and South American basilisks live near freshwater.

Basilisk Lizards

Giant Pangolins resemble an anteater and an armadillo, and their body plan doesn't look bipedal. Pangolins are slow, although they can stand on their hind legs and waddle.

Giant Pangolins

Wallabies and Kangaroos share numerous physical similarities, notably strong back legs for hopping. Smaller than Kangaroos, but they jump fast.


Chimpanzees are smart and closely related to humans, so it's no surprise they can walk erect on two legs. Chimps use their back legs and arms to move quickly.


Active gibbons. Muscular arms help them swing. These acrobats rarely touch the ground. Gibbons balance by holding their hands above their heads. Bipedal gibbons are ideal.


Penguins are flightless birds but can swim like fish, or better. They spend most of their lives in the water and only 25% on land, but they walk or stand on 2 legs then.


Kangaroo Rats are odd rats. They hop almost entirely on their large rear legs, not their front. Like camels, they can endure desert temperatures and go without water.

Kangaroo Rats

Because they hop on two legs, these marsupials are bipedal. Strong hind legs help kangaroos to hop fast and far. Kangaroos sometimes use their arms to crawl or walk.


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