Groups of Ammminals

You might think from my title that this entry is politically-motivated. It is not.

Meg was telling me while back about how animals, when put into groups, have really interesting names. So I Googled these names and now I’m sharing some for the charm factor and because I’d like to spend five seconds not thinking about politics right now or the state my country is in and maybe you don’t either.

  • Apes: a shrewdness
  • Bats: a cauldron
  • Bears: a sloth or sleuth
  • Buffalo: a gang or obstinacy
  • Donkeys: a pace
  • Elephants: a parade
  • Elk: a gang
  • Ferrets: a business
  • Fox: a leash, skulk or earth
  • Giraffes: a tower
  • Goats: a tribe or trip
  • Gorillas: a band
  • Hippopotamuses: a bloat or thunder
  • Hyenas: a cackle
  • Jaguars: a shadow
  • Lemurs: a conspiracy
  • Leopards: a leap
  • Moles: a labor
  • Monkeys: a troop or barrel
  • Mules: a pack, span or barren
  • Otters: a romp
  • Pigs: a drift, drove, sounder, team or passel
  • Porcupines: a prickle
  • Porpoises: a pod, school, herd or turmoil
  • Rabbits: a colony, warren, nest, down, husk or herd (domestic only)
  • Rhinoceroses: a crash
  • Tigers: an ambush or streak
  • Whales: a pod, gam or herd
  • Cobras: a quiver
  • Crocodiles: a bask
  • Frogs: an army
  • Toads: a knot
  • Turtles: a bale or nest
  • Salamanders: a maelstrom
  • Snakes, vipers: a nest
  • Sharks: a shiver
  • Bees: a grist, hive or swarm
  • Clams: a bed
  • Crabs: a consortium
  • Cockroaches: an intrusion
  • Grasshoppers: a cloud
  • Jellyfish: a bloom, fluther or smack
  • Lobsters: a risk
  • Snails: a hood
  • Squid: an audience

You’re welcome!

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