50 Weirdest Animal Group Names


frogsPeasen Wigemann’s Amarasiri / 500px via Getty Images

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

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

The cunning of the monkeys

Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

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

Gathering of alligators

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

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A flock of badgers


REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Bat cauldron

Bracken Cave Bats, Texas

Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

Sloth or bear detective

Bears in Grand Teton National Park.

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

Gang or buffalo stubbornness

water buffalo iraq

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

Quarrel, mess, attack, dout, nuisance, glory or cat look

Japanese AOSHIMA cats

Cats gather around Ozu City Nurse and Official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to a designated feeding area on Aoshima Island, Ehime Prefecture, southern Japan, 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

Camel caravan


camelsJohn M Lund Photography Inc via Getty Images

Cheetah Coalition


cheetahsPradeep Ravi / 500 pixels via Getty Images

Killing crows


CrowsDavid Akers / 500px via Getty Images

The cowardice of dogs


dogsAlexandra Robins via Getty Images

A flock of dolphins

Tokyo, Japan: Japan is reopening an aquarium with trained dolphins and whales, despite international criticism of their whaling practices.

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

Donkey pace


Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images

The call of the eagles

bald eagle

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Elephant parade

circus elephant Mario Tama Getty finale

Mario Tama/Getty

Bunch of moose

a herd of elk

A herd of moose in Colorado.David Zalubowski/AP

Ferret business


FerretTina Riches/EyeEm via Getty Images

Flamingo extravagance


Snow falls on a flock of flamingos standing in a snow-covered field at Hefei Zoo, Anhui province, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Leash, skulk or ground of foxes

Red foxes

Bob Hilscher/Getty Images

An army of frogs


frogsPeasen Wigemann’s Amarasiri / 500px via Getty Images

giraffe tower


GiraffesJames Warwick via Getty Images


Shutterstock/Gorb Andrii


A gorilla sits in an enclosure at London Zoo, February 16, 2008.Kevin Coombs

Flatulence, or the thunder of hippos


hipposImage source via Getty Images

Hyena croaking


Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jaguar shadow


JaguarDeAgostini/Getty Images

Jellyfish flavor


JellyfishPhotography by Zack Podratz via Getty Images

A troop or crowd of kangaroos

a group of kangaroos

REUTERS/Stefan Postles

Lemur conspiracy


lemurs© Justin Lo via Getty Images

Leopard jump


Christophe Lehenaff/Getty Images

Branch or barrel of monkeys


MonkeysJulian Gunther via Getty Images

Fun, family or otter raft


ottersArthur Morris via Getty Images

Pandemonium or parrot company



Colony, collection, pack or penguin colony

Near the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, a group of Adelie penguins leap from an iceberg into the icy waters of the ocean.

Near the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, a group of Adelie penguins leap from an iceberg into the icy waters of the ocean.Jay Dickman/Getty Images

Drift, drove, echo sounder, band or pig passel



Porcupine spines


PorcupinesMartin Harvey via Getty Images

The rudeness of the crows


raven`Ugo Bukudjian/EyeEm via Getty Images

Colony or maze of rabbits


RabbitsPhotography by Fiona McAllister via Getty Images

Rhino clash

This little rhino helps save his kind.

Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

A building with towers


Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Salamander vortex

A fire salamander with leaves on a rock in the Semdinli district of Hakkari, Turkey on May 28, 2020.

Sirac Karadeniz/Anadolu agency via Getty Images

Dray or scurry squirrels


SquirrelsVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography via Getty Images

Flock, game or swan wedge



Ambush or series of tigers


TigersMark Newman via Getty Images

Rafters, gang or group of turkeys


turkeysNick David via Getty Images

Place of vultures

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

Photo of vultures feasting on a road in Great Falls, VirginiaThomson Reuters

Gamm, pod or whale herd

sperm whales

A pod of sperm whales swimming underwater.Getty’s paintings

The wisdom of wombats


WombatAndrew Aylett via Getty Images

zeal of zebras


zebrasJames Warwick via Getty Images

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