Most people usually know that a group of lions is called a PRIDE, that a family of elephants form a HERD, or that ants can be found in a COLONY!
However, do you know how a group of giraffes is called? Or even a group of hippos?
How about a group of rhinos?
Not as easy, huh?! 🙂
Shall we find out? 😉
What do you call a group of…
A pack of hyenas.
A cackle of hyenas (e.g. Spotted hyenas).
A clan of hyenas.
A colony of hyraxes.
A pack of jackals (e.g. A pack of Black-backed jackals).
A troop of lemurs.
A leap or prowl of leopards.
Some people even say it should be a “spot of leopards”. 🙂
A pride, flock, sawt, souse or troop of lions.
A sault of lions.
A mob, gang, colony or clan of meerkats (also known as suricates).
A horde of mice.
A mischief of mice.
A harvest of mice.
A colony or a nest of mice.
A business of mongooses (e.g. Banded mongooses).
A troop, cartload or barrel of monkeys.
A prickle of porcupines.
A crash or herd of rhinos.
A colony, herd, harem, trip or rookery of seals.
A pod of seals (small herd).
A dray, colony or scurry of squirrels (though squirrels are seldom seen in a group).
E.g. A dray of ground squirrels.
Warthogs live in groups called sounders.
A school, herd, grind or gam of whales.
A pod of whales (small school).
A pack of wild dogs.
A herd of wildebeest.
An implausibility of wildebeest (or gnus).
A pack, rout or route (when in movement) of wolves (e.g. Ethiopian wolves).
A dazzle, herd or zeal of zebras (e.g. Burchell’s zebras).
Zebra crossing, you say? Perhaps…but not quite! 😉
Check out more animal group names in part three.
Have other interesting groups of animal names to share? Feel free to do so in the comments section… 😉