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Names For Groups of Animals

We’ve covered our animal friends in depth on our site, but have you ever wondered what a group of giraffes is called, or a group of iguanas or elephants?

Animal Facts for Kids

Well, these are known as collective names for animals, or animal group names!

Let’s take a look at our list of names for groups of animals who gather and live together. Don’t forget to visit our animals page above to find out more about them.

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Which do you think is the funniest name below? I quite like a ‘shrewdness’!

Albatross: a rookery of albatross

Antelopes: a herd of antelope

Ants: a colony, army, swarm or nest of ants

ants clean birds

Apes: a shrewdness of apes

Baboons: a troop or flange of baboons

Badgers: a cete of badgers

Barracudas: a battery of barracudas

Bats: a colony or cloud of bats

Bears: a sloth or a sleuth of bears

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Bees: a swarm of bees

Birds (chicks / baby birds): a brood or clutch of chicks

Birds (in flight): a flight of birds

Buffalo: a gang or obstinacy of buffaloes

Butterflies: a kaleidoscope of butterflies

Camels: a caravan of camels

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Cats: a clowder or a glaring of cats

Cobras: a quiver of cobras

Crocodiles: a bask of crocodiles

Crows: a murder of crows

Dogs: a pack of dogs

Donkeys: a drove of donkeys

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Eagles: a convocation of eagles

Elephants: a parade of elephants

Elk: a gang or a herd of elk

Falcons: a cast of falcons

Ferrets: a business of ferrets

Fish: a school or a shoal of fish

Flamingos: a stand of flamingos (beautiful, aren’t they?)

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Fox: a charm of foxes (a clever animal!)

Frogs: an army of frogs

Geese: a gaggle of geese

Giraffes: a tower of giraffes

Goats: a tribe, trip, drove, herd or flock of goats

Gorillas: a band of gorillas

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Hippopotami (plural of hippopotamus!): a bloat of hippopotami

Hyenas: a cackle of hyenas

Jaguars: a shadow of jaguars

Jellyfish: a smack of jellyfish

Kangaroos: a mob of kangaroos

Kittens (cats): a litter or kindle of kittens

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Larks: a group of larks

Monkeys: a group of monkeys is called a troop (how fun are these guys – quite like humans?!)

Nightingales: a watch of nightingales

Owls: a parliament of owls

Parrots: a company or pandemonium of parrots

Peacocks: an ostentation of peacocks

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Puppies (dogs): a litter of puppies (or just ‘litter’)

Quails: a covey of quail

Rattlesnakes: a rhumba of rattlesnakes

Ravens: an unkindness of ravens (aw!)

Rhinoceroses: a rash or stubbornness of rhinos

Salmon: a run of salmon

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Seabirds: a wreck of seabirds

Sharks: a shiver of sharks

Storks: a mustering or muster of storks

Turkeys: a gang or rafter of turkeys

Turtles: a bale or a nest of turtles

Walruses: a herd or pod of walruses

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Weasels: a colony, gang or pack of weasles

Whales: a pod, school, or gam of whales

Wolves: a pack of wolves

Woodpeckers: a descent of woodpeckers

Worms: a bed, clew, bunch or clat of worms

Wrens: a herd of wrens

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Zebras: a zeal of zebras

We hope you enjoyed these! Do you have any others you suggest we add?

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