The 34 strangest names for groups of animals

The 34 strangest names for groups of animals


FrogsAmaresiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

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

Find the strangest of these collective names on the slides below:

The cunning of the monkeys

Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park in Uganda.

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

A congregation of alligators

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

REUTERS / Carlos Jasso

A cauldron of bats

Bracken, Texas cave bats

Flickr / United States Fisheries and Wildlife Service Headquarters

A sloth or a bear investigator

Bears in the Grand Teton National Park.

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

A band or a stubbornness of buffaloes

Iraqi water buffaloes

Two buffaloes gather at the waters of the Chebayesh swamp in Nasiriyah, southeast of Baghdad, on February 11, 2015. Photo taken on February 11, 2015. REUTERS / Alaa Al-Marjani

A clowder, mess, leap, dout, annoyance, glory or a cat glow

AOSHIMA cats Japan

Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding spot on Aoshima Island in Ehime Prefecture, southern Japan on 25 February 2015.REUTERS / Tommaso Pietro

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 coalition of cheetahs


CheetahsPradeep Ravi / 500px via Getty Images

A murder of crows


crowsDavid Akers / 500px via Getty Images

A cowardice of dogs


DogsAlexandra Robins via Getty Images

A pod of dolphins

Tokyo, Japan: Japan reopens aquarium with trained dolphins and whales, despite attracting international criticism of their whaling practices.

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

A summons of eagles

bald eagle

REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson

A parade of elephants

circus elephant finale Mario Tama Getty

Mario Tama / Getty

A ferret business


FerretTina Riches / EyeEm via Getty Images

An army of frogs


FrogsAmaresiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

A tower of giraffes


GiraffesJames Warwick via Getty Images

A glitz of flamingos


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

A bulge, or hippo thunder


HipposImage source via Getty Images

A taste of jellyfish


JellyfishPhotograph by Zack Podratz via Getty Images

A troop or crowd of kangaroos

group of kangaroos

REUTERS / Stefan Postles

A conspiracy of lemurs


Lemurs© Justin Lo via Getty Images

A troop or barrel of monkeys


MonkeysJulian Gunther via Getty Images

A game, a family or a raft of otters


OttersArthur Morris via Getty Images

A porcupine quill


PorcupinesMartin Harvey via Getty Images

A rudeness of crows


CrowUgo Bukudjian / EyeEm via Getty Images

A colony or a rabbit hole


RabbitsPhotograph by Fiona McAllister via Getty Images

A crash of rhinos

This baby rhino is helping save his species.

Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

A dray or squirrel race


SquirrelsVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography via Getty Images

An ambush or a series of tigers


TigersMark Newman via Getty Images

A beam, a band or a group of turkeys


TurkeysNick David via Getty Images

A place of vultures

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

File photos of vultures feasting on a street 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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