A group of vultures are called a venue. Can you guess these other surprising names for groups of animals?

Do you know the name for a group of frogs?

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Do you know the name for a group of frogs?
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  • There are different names for specific groups or units of animals.
  • Some are well-known, like a “swarm” of bees or a “pack” of wolves. Some are more obscure, like a “venue” of vultures.
  • How many collective nouns for animals do you know?
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Some collective nouns for groups or units of animals are well-known, such as a “swarm” of bees or a “pack” of wolves. Then there are more obscure names like a “venue” of vultures.

Keep scrolling to see how many you can guess.


What’s the name for a group of bears?

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Black bears climb a tree.
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A group of bears is called a “sloth” or “sleuth.”


A group of chimpanzees is called…

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Chimpanzees sit on a rock.
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… a “community.”


A group of camels is also known as this.

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Camels walk along the beach.
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A group of camels is called a “caravan.”


What do you call a group of frogs?

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Tree frogs on a leaf.
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A group of frogs is called an “army.”


A group of giraffes is called…

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Giraffes graze at Botlieskop Day Safaris, near Mossel Bay, South Africa.
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Reuters/Toru Hanai

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… a “tower.”


What is the collective noun for jellyfish?

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A diver swims among jellyfish.
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A group of jellyfish is called a “smack.”


Do you know the word for a group of crows?

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A crow examines garbage in a public park.
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It’s called a “murder” of crows.


What is the name for a group of dolphins?

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Dolphins catch a wave.
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A group of dolphins is called a “pod.”


Do you know how to refer to a group of porcupines?

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Porcupines on the prowl.
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A group of porcupines is called a “prickle.”


A group of hippos is called…

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Hippopotamuses swim in a muddy lake.
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REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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…a “bloat.”


What is the collective noun for foxes?

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Foxes.
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A group of foxes is called a “skulk.”


What is a group of cheetahs called?

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Cheetahs look around.
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A group of cheetahs is called a “coalition.”


What is the word for a group of lions?

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Lions walk through brush.
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A group of lions is called a “pride.”


How do you refer to a group of owls?

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Owls cuddle.
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A group of owls is called a “parliament.”


What is a group of parrots called?

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Parrots sit on a branch.
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A group of parrots is called a “pandemonium.”


What is the name for a group of otters?

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A group of otters is called a “romp.”


How would one refer to a group of rhinos?

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Rhinos walk through grass.
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A group of rhinos is called a “crash.”


What is a group of hens called?

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Hens on a farm.
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A group of hens is called a “brood.”


What is the collective noun for kangaroos?

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Kangaroos in the wild.
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REUTERS/Stefan Postles

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A group of kangaroos is called a “mob.”


A group of eagles is called…

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Eagles perched on a branch.
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… a “convocation.”