. . . .AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: ANIMAL GROUP NAMES – PART 1

Many of us can recite a few names for animal groups, most notably the very well-known:

 

-A pride of lions:

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A school (or shoal) of fish:

 

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An army of herring:

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Or a flock of chickens:

 

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But, do you know the name for a group of rattlesnakes? How about a group of hedgehogs, or apes or elk?

Starting today, I will post some names of animal groups. In addition to animals, I will also list invertebrates as well.

Just as fascinating as the animals are, their names are even more interesting, with many of the names evoking a physiological or psychological/philosophical reason behind why the animal groups are thus named.

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ANIMAL GROUPS (A-B):

A grouping, pack,armory of aardvarks:

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A rookery of albatross:

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A congregation of alligators:

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A candle, clan, family of anteaters:

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A shrewdness (or troop) of apes:

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A herd of antelope:

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A colony, army, swarm or nest of ants:

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A herd, arrangement, pack of armadillos:

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A pace, herd, drove of wild asses:

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A colony, flock, raft of auks:

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A flange, troop of baboons:

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A culture of bacteria:

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A cete, colony, set, company of badgers:

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A battery of barracudas:

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A cloud, colonycauldron of bats:

 
 
 
A shoal of bass:
A sloth, sleuth (of bears in general): a litter (bear cubs):
 
 
 
 
family, colony of beavers:
 
 
 
 
A grist, hive, swarm, nest of bees:
 
 
 
 
 
 
brood, clutch of baby chicks:
 
 
 
A (flight) of birds (in the air):
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A volary, brace, plump, knob of wild game birds:
 
 
A dissimulation, flock (birds on the ground):
 
 
 
A wreck of birds (at sea):
 
 
 
 
A herd of bison (American/New World):
 
 
 
An  obstinacy, gang, herd, troop of bison/buffalo (Old World):
 
 
 
 
siege, sedge of bitterns:
 
 
 
 
A sute of bloodhounds:
 
 
 
 
chain of bobolinks:
 
 
 
bellowing of bullfinches:
 
 
A congress, plot, gathering of bush babys: 
 
 
A flight, flutter of butterflies:
 
 
……and Moths:
 
 
 
A wake of buzzards:
 
 
 
 
 
…………………to be continued.
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