Weird Nature

The Best Names for Groups of Animals  

analise.dubner
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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.
list ordered by
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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
2
Flamboyance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Flamboyance
A Flamboyance of Flamingos
3
Parliament is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Parliament
A Parliament of Owls
4
Crash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Crash
A Crash of Rhinos
5
Coalition is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Coalition
A Coalition of Cheetahs
6
Memory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Memory
A Memory of Elephants
7
Prickle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Prickle
A Prickle of Porcupines
8
Scurry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Scurry
A Scurry of Squirrels
9
Ambush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Ambush
An Ambush of Tigers
10
Cackle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Cackle
A Cackle of Hyenas
11
Cloud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Cloud
A Cloud of Bats
12
Huddle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Huddle
A Huddle of Penguins
13
Tower is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Tower
A Tower of Giraffes
14
Pandemonium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Pandemonium
A Pandemonium of Parrots
15
Quiver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Quiver
A Quiver of Cobras
16
Wake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Wake
A Wake of Buzzards
17
Mob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Mob
A Mob of Emus
18
Battery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Battery
Battery of Barracudas
19
Plague is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Plague
A Plague of Locusts
20
Unkindness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Unkindness
An Unkindness of Ravens
21
Congregation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Congregation
A Congregation of Alligators
22
Shiver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Shiver
A Shiver of Sharks
23
Mischief is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Mischief
A Mischief of Mice
24
Intrusion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Intrusion
An Intrusion of Cockroaches
25
Destruction is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Names for Groups of Animals
Destruction
A Destruction of Cats (Wild)