The 34 weirdest names for groups of animals

The 34 weirdest names for groups of animals


FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

You probably know that a group of wolves is called a pack or that a group of puppies is called a litter, but there are many collective nouns for animals that are much less well known and frankly, very strange.

Find the weirdest of these collective nouns in the slides below:

An acumen of monkeys

Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in Uganda.

Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in Uganda.Yannick Tylle via Getty Images

A gathering of alligators

A turtle sits on top of an alligator back at the Summit Zoo in Panama City, August 10, 2012.

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A cauldron of bats

Bracken Cave Bats, Texas

Flickr / US Fish and Wildlife Service

A sloth or bear sleuth

Bears in Grand Teton National Park.

Bears in Grand Teton National Park.Johnny Johnson via Getty Images

A buffalo gang or stubbornness

water buffalo Iraq

Two buffalo gather by the waters of the Chebayesh marsh in Nassiriya, southeast of Baghdad, February 11, 2015. The photo was taken on February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A noisy, mess, bounce, annoyance, praise or a glare of cats

AOSHIMA Japanese cats

Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu town official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding area on Aoshima Island in southern Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, February 25, 2015.REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An army of caterpillars

Caterpillars walking on the leaf

Caterpillars walking on the leaf.Oleksandr Chornyi via Getty Images

A caravan of camels


CamelsJohn M Lund Photography Inc via Getty Images

A cheetah coalition


CheetahPradeep Ravi / 500px via Getty Images

A killing of crows


CrowsDavid Akers / 500px via Getty Images

A cowardice of dogs


DogsAlexandra Robins via Getty Images

A pod of dolphins

Tokyo, Japan: Japan is reopening an aquarium with trained dolphins and whales, despite drawing international criticism for its whaling practices.

Dolphins and whales leap out of the water at a media preview for the reopening of the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa aquarium in Tokyo, July 6, 2015.REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A convocation of eagles

bald eagle

REUTERS/ Lucy Nicholson

An elephant parade

final of the elephant circus Mario Tama Getty

Mario Tama/Getty

A business with ferrets


FerretTina Riches / EyeEm via Getty Images

An army of frogs


FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

A tower of giraffes


GiraffesJames Warwick via Getty Images

A fancy flamingo


Snow falls on a flock of flamingos standing in a snowy field at a wildlife zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A swell, or thunder of hippos


HipposImage source via Getty Images

A smell of jellyfish


JellyfishPhoto by Zack Podratz via Getty Images

A troop or mob of kangaroos

kangaroo group

REUTERS/Stefan Postles

A conspiracy of lemurs


Lemurs© Justin Lo via Getty Images

An army or a barrel of monkeys


monkeysJulian Gunther via Getty Images

An adventure, a family or a raft of otters


OttersArthur Morris via Getty Images

A pork chop


PorcupinesMartin Harvey via Getty Images

A rudeness of crows


CrowUgo Bukudjian / EyeEm via Getty Images

Colony or rabbits


BunniesFiona McAllister Photography via Getty Images

A rhino crash

This baby rhino is helping to save its species.

Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

A squirrel squirrels


squirrelsVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography via Getty Images

An ambush or line of tigers


TigersMark Newman via Getty Images

A beam, a gang or a turkey


turkeysNick David via Getty Images

A place with vultures

Vultures feast on a road kill as commuters pass by in Great Falls, Virginia in this February 20, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Files

File photo of vultures feasting on a road kill in Great Falls, VirginiaThomson Reuters

A wisdom of wombats


WombatAndrew Aylett via Getty Images

A zeal of zebras


ZebrasJames Warwick via Getty Images

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