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A-Z of Collective Nouns for Animals

Did you know, that just like the words we have for groups of people like a crowd, class or team, there’s also special words for naming groups of animals? Some of them are weird and funny, whereas some are exactly like you’d expect!

For example, did you know that a group of jellyfish can be called a ‘fluther’? Or that a group of giraffes is called a tower?

Almost all species of animals group together at some point in their lives, and when they do, there’s a cool word for them! Read on to learn more about these cool collective nouns for animals!

🐜 Ants – An Army of Ants

🐵 Apes – A Shrewdness of Apes

🐊 Alligators – A Congregation of Alligators

🐒 Baboons – A Troop of Baboons

Badgers – A Cete of Badgers

🦇 Bats – A Colony of Bats

🐻 Bears – A Sleuth/Sloth of Bears

🐝 Bees – A Swam of Bees

🐗 Boars – A Sounder of Boars

🦋 Butterflies – A Swarm of Butterflies

🐱 Cats – A Clowder of Cats

🐤 Chicks – A Clutch of Chicks

🐔 Chickens – A Brood of Chickens

Cheetahs – A Coalition of Cheetahs (Males)

🐊 Crocodiles – A Bask of Crocodiles

Crows – A Murder of Crows

🦌 Deer – A Herd of Deer

🐶 Dogs – A Pack of Dogs

🐬 Dolphins – A Pod of Dolphins

🦆 Ducks – A Badling of Ducks

🦅 Eagles – A Convocation of Eagles

🐘 Elephants – A Herd of Elephants

Elk – A Gang of Elk

Ferrets – A Business of Ferrets

🐠 Fish – A School of Fish / A Shoal of Fish

Flamingos – A Flamboyance of Flamingos

🐸 Frogs – An Army of Frogs

🦒 Giraffes – A Herd of Giraffes

🐐 Goats – A Flock of Goats

🦍 Gorillas – A Band of Gorillas

🦗 Grasshoppers – A Cloud of Grasshoppers

🐔 Hens – A Brood of Hens

🦔 Hedgehogs – An Array of Hedgehogs

Hippos – A Bloat of Hippos

🐎 Horses – A Harras / Team of Horses

Hyenas – A Clan of Hyenas

🦎 Iguanas – A Mess of Iguanas

🐛 Insects – A Swarm / Horde / Plague of Insects

Jellyfish – A Fluther / Smack of Jellyfish

Kangaroos – A Troop / Mob of Kangaroos

🐱 Kittens – A Litter / Kindle of Kittens 

🐆 Leopards – A Leap / Lepe of Leopards

🦁 Lions – A Pride of Lions

🦗 Locusts – A Plague of Locusts

🦎 Lizards – A Lounge of Lizards

Magpies – A Parliament of Magpies

🐁 Mice – A Mischief of Mice

Moles – A Labour of Moles

🐵 Monkeys – A Barrel / Troop of Monkeys

Nightingales (bird) – A Watch of Nightingales

🐙 Octopus – A Rally of Octopus

Otters – A Romp of Otters

🦉 Owls – A Parliament of Owls

Oysters – A Bed of Oysters

🐼 Pandas – An Embarrassment of Pandas

Parrots – A Pandemonium of Parrots

Peacock – A Muster of Peacocks

Pelicans – A Pod of Pelicans

🐧 Penguins – A Colony of Penguins

🐷 Pigs – A Drift of Pigs

Quail – A Bevy / Covey of Quails

🐇 Rabbits – A Colony of Rabbits

Raccoons – A Gaze of Raccoons

🐀 Rats – A Mischief / Colony of Rats

Ravens – An Unkindness of Ravens

🦏 Rhinos – A Clash of Rhinos

Seals – A Pod of Seals

Seagulls – A Squabble of Seagulls

🦈 Sharks – A Shiver of Sharks

🐑 Sheep – A Flock of Sheep

🐌 Snails – An Escargatoire of Snails

🐍 Snakes – A Den / Pit / Nest of Snakes

🕷️ Spiders – A Cluster of Spiders

🐿️ Squirrels – A Dray / Scurry of Squirrels

Swans – A Bevy of Swans

🐅 Tigers – An Ambush of Tigers

Toads – A Knot of Toads

Trout – A Hover of Trout

🦃 Turkeys – A Rafter of Turkeys

🐢 Turtles – A Bale of Turtles

Unicorns – A Blessing of Unicorns

Vipers – A Nest of Vipers

Vultures – A Committee / Venue / Volt of Vultures

Walruses Herd of Walruses

Wasps – A Swarm of Wasps

Weasels – A Colony / Pack of Weasels

🐋 Whales – A Pod / Gam / Herd

🐺 Wolves – A Pack of Wolves

Wombats – A Wisdom of Wombats

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🦓 Zebras – A Herd / Dazzle / Zeal of Zebras

So there you have it, an A to Z of collective nouns for animals! If you think we’ve missed any, just get in touch!

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