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Weird Nature The Best Names for Groups of Animals  

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We all know the regular words for large groups of animals... herd, flock, mob... but what about the animals that maybe don't normally gather in large numbers? The people in charge of giving things names really went to town on these gatherings and some of the names given sound like they were designed to give poets and bands things to name their work. Which are the wildest? Vote up the ones you think are the most awesome.

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Murder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Murder A Murder of Crows

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Parliament is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Parliament A Parliament of Owls

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Flamboyance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Flamboyance A Flamboyance of Flamingos

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Crash A Crash of Rhinos

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Memory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Memory A Memory of Elephants

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Scurry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Scurry A Scurry of Squirrels

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Coalition is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Coalition A Coalition of Cheetahs

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Prickle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Prickle A Prickle of Porcupines

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Ambush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Ambush An Ambush of Tigers

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Huddle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Huddle A Huddle of Penguins

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Cloud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Cloud A Cloud of Bats

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Skulk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Skulk A Skulk of Fox

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Posse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Posse A Posse of Turkeys

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Battery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Battery Battery of Barracudas

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Unkindness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Unkindness An Unkindness of Ravens

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Mob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Mob A Mob of Emus

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Pandemonium is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Pandemonium A Pandemonium of Parrots

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Cackle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Cackle A Cackle of Hyenas

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Romp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Romp A Romp of Otters

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Wake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Wake A Wake of Buzzards

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Quiver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Quiver A Quiver of Cobras

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Tower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Tower A Tower of Giraffes

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Mischief is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Mischief A Mischief of Mice

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Destruction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Destruction A Destruction of Cats (Wild)

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Congregation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Congregation A Congregation of Alligators

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Scold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Scold A Scold of Jays

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Kindle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Kindle A Kindle of Kittens

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Implausibility is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Implausibility An Implausibility of Gnus

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Smack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Smack A Smack of Jellyfish

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Shiver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Shiver A Shiver of Sharks

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Array is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Array An Array of Hedgehogs

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Screech is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Screech A Screech of Gulls

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Plague is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Plague A Plague of Locusts

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Bob is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Bob A Bob of Seals

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Intrusion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Intrusion An Intrusion of Cockroaches

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Rookery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Rookery A Rookery of Albatross

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Leap is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Leap A Leap of Leopards

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Obstinancy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Obstinancy An Obstinancy of Buffalo

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Kettle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Kettle A Kettle of Hawks (in flight)

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Rhumba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Rhumba A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes

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Fry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Fry A Fry of Eels

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Clowder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Clowder A Clowder of Cats

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Scourge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Scourge A Scourge of Mosquitoes

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Troop is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Troop A Troop of Kangaroos

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Fever is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Fever A Fever of Stingrays

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Gaze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Gaze A Gaze of Raccoons

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Exaltation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Exaltation An Exaultation of Larks

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Chattering is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Chattering A Chattering of Chicks

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Raft is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Raft A Raft of Auks

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Shrewdness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Shrewdness A Shrewdness of Apes