The joy of trampolines: Animal edition
These videos prove that trampolines aren't just for 2-legged creatures.
Thu, Aug 01 2013 at 4:12 PM
Jumping on a trampoline is a fun way to relax or get in a little exercise, and today these springy contraptions are commonplace in American homes. But we're not the only ones who enjoy bouncing in the backyard. Our pets — and sometimes even the local wildlife — have also discovered the joys of jumping on a trampoline.
Check out these videos of animals hopping, leaping and bouncing — and having the time of their lives.
In 2008, a YouTube user discovered a couple of playful foxes bouncing on her backyard trampoline and captured the adorable critters on camera.
Goats 'kid' around
Like most kids, these young goats can't get enough of the trampoline's springy surface.
This frisky feline may not be much for bouncing, but she's found that the trampoline is a great place to stalk her playful prey.
Bouncing bull terrier
An 8-month-old Boston terrier named Tilly is flying high and having the time of his life.
This buffalo doesn't seem to know what to make of the trampoline he's discovered.
When elephants fly
We've all seen an animated elephant take to the skies, but have you ever wondered what it would look like if an elephant flipped and flew through the air? Nicolas Deveaux of Cube Creative was curious, so he made this short film of an elephant bouncing on a very sturdy gym trampoline.
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