Can a lion jump 36 feet?

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Using data from Rory Young's answer: yes, a lion definitely can jump 10+ meters.

The horizontal distance D of a projectile with speed V, launched at an angle \theta is:

 D = V^2 \cdot sin(2\theta) / g

Which gives, for a lion running at 54km/sec, i.e. V=15 m/s, jumping at an angle of 45 degrees, and assuming g \approx 10m/s^2

D = 22.5 m

Considering that running at maximum speed and jumping at 45 degrees is very hard, even for a lion, this is an over-estimation. But jumping at 15 degrees would allow the lion to fly over a distance D:

 D \approx 11 m = 36ft

In addition, if a dog can jump 29 feet (9m), clearly a lion can do better....

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