Name These Animal Groups


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Collection of quirky animal group names

When animals gather together they usually are not simply labeled as a group, but usually have distinctive names for the bunch.

Here is list of seemingly unusual names, which evolved over the years, for animals when are together in a social setting.

  • shrewdness of apes
  • cloud of bats
  • grist of bees
  • flock of birds
  • flutter of butterflies
  • train of camels
  • army of caterpillars
  • clowder of cats
  • quiver of cobras
  • peep of chickens
  • flock of chickens
  • intrusion of cockroaches
  • herd of cows
  • murder of crows
  • pod of dolphins
  • exaltation of doves
  • seething of eels
  • charm of finches
  • school of fish
  • flamboyance of flamingos
  • business of flies
  • gaggle of geese
  • implausibility of gnus
  • tribe of goats
  • bloat of hippopotami
  • cackle of hyenas
  • mess of iguanas
  • swarm of insects
  • smack of jellyfish
  • mob of kangaroos
  • troop of lemursdeceit of lapwings
  • exaltation of larks
  • troop of lemurs
  • flock of lice
  • pride of lions
  • mob of meerkats
  • troop of monkeys
  • parliament of owls
  • pandemonium of parrots
  • rhumba of rattlesnakes
  • murder of ravens
  • unkindness of ravens
  • crash of rhinoceroses
  • murder of rooks
  • parliament of rooks
  • squabble of seagulls
  • shiver of sharks
  • troop of shrimp
  • audience of squid
  • murmuration of starlings
  • fever of stingrays
  • knot of toads
  • gang of turkeys
  • volt of vultures
  • descent of woodpeckers
  • clew of worms
  • zeal of zebras

Last, but not least, guess what a group of baboons is commonly referred to?

Hint: they are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all the primates.

If you said a congress, you were right!