A Group of Giraffes

Names for Groups of Animals

So the other day I found out what the name for a collective group of owls is (it’s a parliament, by the way), and that set me to thinking: what other strange and cool names are there for groups of animals?

So I had a look and it turns out there’s quite a few, so I compiled an A-Z for you all.

A for Apes – a group of apes is called a shrewdness.

B for Butterflies – a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope (and when you imagine a massive group of them all taking wing it’s easy to see why!)

C for Cobras – a group of cobras is called a quiver.

D for Donkeys – a group of donkeys is called a drove.

E for Eagles – a group of eagles is called a convocation.

F for Foxes – a group of foxes is called a charm.

G for Giraffes – a group of giraffes is called a tower.

H for Hedgehogs – a group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.

I for Iguanas – a group of iguanas is called a slaughter.

J for Jellyfish – a group of jellyfish is called a smack.

K for Kangaroos – a group of kangaroos is called a mob.

L for Larks – a group of larks is called an exaltation.

M for Monkeys – a group of monkeys is called a troop.

N for Nightingales – a group of nightingales is called a watch.

O for Owls – a group of owls is called a parliament.

P for Peacocks – a group of peacocks is called an ostentation.

Q for Quails – a group of quail is called a covey.

R for Ravens – a group of ravens is called an unkindness.

S for Sharks – a group of sharks is called a shiver.

T for Tortoises – a group of tortoises is called a creep.

U for Unicorns – a group of unicorns is called a blessing.

V for Vultures – a group of vultures is called a wake.

W for Woodpeckers – a group of woodpeckers is called a descent.

X for X-Ray Fish – a group of x-ray fish are called a school.

Y for Yuma Myotis (a species of bat) – a group of yuma myotis is called a cloud.

Z for Zebra – a group of zebras is called a zeal.

Hope you all enjoyed and thanks for reading!