Jun 29, 2010

10 Bizarre Names for a Group of Animals

 

 
Because calling a group of animals a ‘group’ isn’t descriptive enough, the English language is curiously filled with a trove of strange collective nouns for different ‘groups’ of animals. Below is a list of 10 of the more bizarre choices. Enjoy!

 

 

A GROUP OF HIPPOPOTAMUS’ ARE CALLED…

 

crash-of-hippopotami

 

A CRASH

 

 

 

A GROUP OF ZEBRAS ARE CALLED…

 

zeal-group-of-zebras

 

A ZEAL

 

 

 

A GROUP OF FISH ARE CALLED…

 

school-of-salmon

Photograph by National Geographic

 

A SCHOOL

 

 

 

A GROUP OF CROWS ARE CALLED…

 

murder-of-crows-group

 

A MURDER (DUN.DUN..DUN…)

 

 

 

A GROUP OF BEARS ARE CALLED…

 

sleuth-group-of-bears

 

A SLEUTH

 

 

 

A GROUP OF APES ARE CALLED…

 

shrewdness-of-apes

Photograph by National Geographic

 

A SHREWDNESS

 

 

 

A GROUP OF BACTERIA ARE CALLED…

 

cholera-culture-of-bacteria

 

A COLONY

 

 

 

A GROUP OF GIRAFFE ARE CALLED…

 

tower-group-of-giraffes

Photograph by Nick Brandt

 

A TOWER

 

 

 

A GROUP OF EMUS ARE CALLED…

 

mob-group-of-emus

Photograph by BGLewandowski

 

A MOB

 

 

 

A GROUP OF ELEPHANTS ARE CALLED…

 

parade-group-of-elephants

Photograph by Nick Brandt

 

A PARADE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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