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What are groups of African animals called? – Part Two

What is a group of zebras called?

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…

* Mammals

Hyenas

A pack of hyenas.

OR

A cackle of hyenas (e.g. Spotted hyenas).

OR

A clan of hyenas.

Hyraxes

A colony of hyraxes.

Jackals

A pack of jackals (e.g. A pack of Black-backed jackals).

Lemurs

A troop of lemurs.

Leopards

A leap or prowl of leopards.

Some people even say it should be a “spot of leopards”. 🙂

Lions

A pride, flock, sawt, souse or troop of lions.

OR

A sault of lions.

Meerkats

A mob, gang, colony or clan of meerkats (also known as suricates).

Mice

A horde of mice.

OR

A mischief of mice.

OR

A harvest of mice.

OR

A colony or a nest of mice.

Mongooses

A business of mongooses (e.g. Banded mongooses).

Monkeys

A troop, cartload or barrel of monkeys.

Porcupines

A prickle of porcupines.

Rhinos

A crash or herd of rhinos.

Seals

A colony, herd, harem, trip or rookery of seals.

OR

A pod of seals (small herd).

Squirrels

A dray, colony or scurry of squirrels (though squirrels are seldom seen in a group).

E.g. A dray of ground squirrels.

Warthogs

Warthogs live in groups called sounders.

Whales

A school, herd, grind or gam of whales.

OR

A pod of whales (small school).

Wild Dogs

A pack of wild dogs.

Wildebeest

A herd of wildebeest.

OR

An implausibility of wildebeest (or gnus).

Wolves

A packrout or route (when in movement) of wolves (e.g. Ethiopian wolves).

Zebras

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… 😉

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2 Responses to What are groups of African animals called? – Part Two

  1. Idemudia Richard March 27, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    This is awesomely educating. My pupils will love this. Thanks…

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