The 34 most unusual names for groups of animals

The 34 most unusual names for groups of animals


FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 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 a lot of common nouns for animals that aren’t well known and are, frankly, very strange.

Find this odd noun in the slides below:

A shrewdness of apes

Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in Uganda.

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

Alligator assembly

A turtle rests on top of an alligator back at the Mullagh Zoo in Panama City August 10, 2012.

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A cauldron of bats

Bats of Fern Cave, Texas

Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Flickr / USA

A sloth or sleuth of bears

Bears in Grand Teton National Park.

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

A gang or obstinacy of a buffalo

Iraqi water buffalo

Two buffaloes gather by the waters of the Chebayesh marsh in Nassiriya, southeast of Baghdad, February 11, 2015. Picture taken February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Clowder, clutter, pounce, dout, nuisance, glory, or glare cats

AOSHIMA Cats of Japan

Cats flock to village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding area on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture, southern Japan February 25, 2015.REUTERS / Thomas Peter

Army of caterpillars

caterpillar walking on a leaf

caterpillar walking on a 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

Dog gambling


DogsAlexandra Robins via Getty Images

A pod of dolphins

Tokyo, Japan: Japan reopens aquarium with trained dolphins and whales, despite drawing international criticism over its whaling practices.

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

Convocation of eagles

bald eagle

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Parade of elephants

Mario Tama Getty's ultimate circus elephant

Mario Tama/Getty

Business of ferrets


FerretTina Riches/EyeEm via Getty Images

The army of frogs


FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

Giraffe tower


GiraffesJames Warwick via Getty Images

A flamboyance of flamingos


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

Blot, or thunder hippopotamus


hipposImage Source via Getty Images

A jellyfish


jellyfishPhotography by Zack Podratz via Getty Images

A troop or mob of kangaroos

a 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 quest, a family, or an abundance of otter


OttersArthur Morris via Getty Images

A prickle of porcupines


PorcupinesMartin Harvey via Getty Images

Angel of destruction

A raven

Raven`Ugo Bukudjian / EyeEm via Getty Images

A colony or berry of rabbits


RabbitsFiona McAllister Photography via Getty Images

Rhino crash

This baby rhino is helping to save his species.

Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

Drain or squirrel scourge


SquirrelVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography via Getty Images

Ambush or streak tigers


TigersMark Newman via Getty Images

A scene, gang, or posse of turkeys


TurksNick David via Getty Images

Center of vultures

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

File photo of vultures feasting on road kill in Great Falls VirginiaThomson Reuters

The wisdom of wombats


WombatAndrew Aylett via Getty Images

A zebras zebras


zebraJames Warwick via Getty Images

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