List of the Top 9 Bipedal Animals

They jump on two legs, making them bipedal. Kangaroos have strong rear legs that help them hop far. Kangaroos crawl or walk with their two arms.


Gorillas walk on two legs or with their arms on their knuckles. They walk on two legs but need their arms and hands for food and young. Gorillas have two subspecies each.


Basilisk Lizards are also called "Jesus Christ Lizards." They run on water using only their back legs, hence their nickname. Basilisk Lizards need speed to cross water.

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, although 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.


9-foot-tall, 330-pound male ostriches. Ostriches use their long necks and beaks to walk. Their speed and 4-inch claws help them dodge predators.


Flamingos aren't flightless, but they spend much of their time walking and wading for food. Six flamingo species exist. The U.S. Greater Flamingo can reach about 5 feet tall.


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