The 50 oddest names for groups of animals

Frogs
FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

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 much less well-known and frankly very strange.

Find the oddest of these collective nouns 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

A congregation of alligators

A turtle lies on top of an alligators back at the Summit Zoo in Panama City August 10, 2012.
REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A cete of badgers

badger
REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A cauldron of bats

Bracken Cave Bats, Texas
Flickr / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

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 an obstinacy of buffalo

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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

A clowder, clutter, pounce, dout, nuisance, glorying, or a glare of cats

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

An army of caterpillars

Caterpillars walking on leaf
Caterpillars walking on leaf.Oleksandr Chornyi via Getty Images

A caravan of camels

Camels
CamelsJohn M Lund Photography Inc via Getty Images

A coalition of cheetahs

Cheetahs
CheetahsPradeep Ravi / 500px via Getty Images

A murder of crows

Crows
CrowsDavid Akers / 500px via Getty Images

A cowardice of dogs

Dogs
DogsAlexandra Robins via Getty Images

A pod of dolphins

Tokyo, Japan: Japan reopens an Aquarium with trained dolphins and whales, despite drawing international criticism over their whaling practices.
Dolphins and whales jump out of the water at a media preview for the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa aquarium's re-opening in Tokyo, July 6, 2015.REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A pace of donkeys

donkey
Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images

A convocation of eagles

bald eagle
REUTERS/ Lucy Nicholson

A parade of elephants

circus elephant Mario Tama Getty final
Mario Tama/Getty

A gang of elk

elk herd
An elk herd in Colorado.David Zalubowski/AP

A business of ferrets

Ferret
FerretTina Riches / EyeEm via Getty Images

A flamboyance of flamingos

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/Stringer

A leash, skulk, or earth of foxes

Red foxes
Bob Hilscher/Getty Images

An army of frogs

Frogs
FrogsAmarasiri Peasena Wigemanna / 500px via Getty Images

A tower of giraffes

Giraffes
GiraffesJames Warwick via Getty Images
goat
Shutterstock/Gorb Andrii
gorilla
A gorilla sits in it's enclosure at London Zoo February 16, 2008.Kevin Coombs

A bloat, or a thunder of hippopotamuses

Hippos
HipposImage Source via Getty Images

A cackle of hyenas

hyenas
Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

A shadow of jaguars

Jaguar
JaguarDeAgostini/Getty Images

A smack of jellyfish

Jellyfish
JellyfishPhotography by Zack Podratz via Getty Images

A troop or mob of kangaroos

group of kangaroos
REUTERS/Stefan Postles

A conspiracy of lemurs

Lemurs
Lemurs© Justin Lo via Getty Images

A leap of leopards

Leopard
Christophe Lehenaff/Getty Images

A troop or barrel of monkeys

Monkeys
MonkeysJulian Gunther via Getty Images

A romp, a family, or a raft of otters

Otters
OttersArthur Morris via Getty Images

A pandemonium or company of parrots

parrots
Yatra/Shutterstock

A colony, muster, parcel, or rookery of penguins

Near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula, a group of Adelie penguins launch themselves from an iceberg into the frigid waters of the ocean.
Near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula, a group of Adelie penguins launch themselves from an iceberg into the frigid waters of the ocean.Jay Dickman/Getty Images

A drift, drove, sounder, team, or passel of pigs

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A prickle of porcupines

Porcupines
PorcupinesMartin Harvey via Getty Images

An unkindness of ravens

Raven
Raven`Ugo Bukudjian / EyeEm via Getty Images

A colony or warren of rabbits

Rabbits
RabbitsFiona McAllister Photography via Getty Images

A crash of rhinoceroses

This baby rhino is helping to save her species.
Courtesy of San Diego Zoo

A building of rooks

Rook
Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A maelstrom of salamanders

A spotted salamander is seen with leaves on a rock in Semdinli District of Hakkari, Turkey on May 28, 2020.
Sirac Karadeniz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A dray or scurry of squirrels

Squirrels
SquirrelsVicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography via Getty Images

A bevy, game, or wedge of swans

swans
ira_kalina/Shutterstock

An ambush or streak of tigers

Tigers
TigersMark Newman via Getty Images

A rafter, gang, or posse of turkeys

Turkeys
TurkeysNick David via Getty Images

A venue of vultures

Vultures feast on a 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 a road kill in Great Falls VirginiaThomson Reuters

A gam, pod, or herd of whales

Sperm Whales
A pod of sperm whales swimming underwater.Getty Images

A wisdom of wombats

Wombat
WombatAndrew Aylett via Getty Images

A zeal of zebras

Zebras
ZebrasJames Warwick via Getty Images

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