A pride of lions, a murder of crows, a crash of rhinos, and every other collective noun for animals. This is a listing of every animal congregation I could find after scouring the web. If you see any missing, let me know. Note: Wikipedia has a more complete and scholarly list of names here.
99 strange collective animal names Whether it's a shrewdness of apes or a zeal of zebras, lots of animals have bizarre names when they cluster into crowds.
This is a list of English terms of venery (venery being an archaic word for hunting), comprising terms from a tradition that arose in the Late Middle Ages, at least partly from the Book of Saint Albans of 1486, a historic list of "company terms". The present list also includes more common collective terms (such as "herd" and "flock") for some animals.
Animal groups and babies often have strange names. Baby sharks are called pups, baby kangaroos are called joeys. Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.
Animal Names Can Highlight Traits . Not only is it fun to say certain names for groups of animals, but it is interesting as well. The collective names given to groups of animals can be as unique as the animals themselves and highlight certain traits of that group. Remember that, and when you think of a group of skunks the word stench should immediately come to mind.
The List of animal groups follow the article below Many species of animals, particularly those domesticated, have been given specific names for the male, the female, and the young of the species. There are a few generic terms, "bull-cow-calf", for instance, that are found across species, but many species have been granted unique names for these ...
Many animals, particularly domesticated, have specific names for males, females, young, and groups. The best-known source of many English words used for collective groupings of animals is The Book of Saint Albans, an essay on hunting published in 1486 and attributed to Juliana Berners.
An army of frogs. Public Domain 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 ...
Names of Animal Groups One strange thing about the English language is that the name of a group of animals is often different from one animal species to the next. Some of these group names can be quite unusual too, like "a murder of crows".
Animals—complex, multicellular organisms equipped with nervous systems and the ability to pursue or capture their food—can be divided into six broad categories. In this article, you'll discover the six main animal groups, ranging from the simplest (invertebrates) to the most complex (mammals).