A group of vultures is called a venue. See if you can guess these other surprising names for groups of animals.

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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?

Debbie Steinhausser/ShutterstockBlack bears climb a tree.

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


A group of chimpanzees is called …

LiaoZhuangDjiu/ShutterstockChimpanzees sit on a rock.

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… a “community.”


A group of camels is also known as this.

Bertrand Linet/Getty ImagesCamels in the desert.

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A group of camels is called a “caravan.”


What do you call a group of frogs?

Kurit afshen/ShutterstockTree frogs on a leaf.

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A group of frogs is called an “army.”


A group of giraffes is called …

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

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… a “tower.”


What is the collective noun for jellyfish?

Shutterstock/manasaweeuA 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?

JakubD/ShutterstockA 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?

Paulphin Photography/ShutterstockDolphins 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?

Manuela Schewe-Behnisch/EyeEm/Getty ImagesPorcupine cuddles.

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A group of porcupines is called a “prickle.”


A group of hippos is called …

REUTERS/Albeiro LoperaHippopotamuses swim in a muddy lake.

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… a “bloat.”


What is the collective noun for foxes?

withich/ShutterstockFoxes.

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A group of foxes is called a “skulk.”


What is a group of cheetahs called?

AfricaWildlife/ShutterstockCheetahs look around.

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A group of cheetahs is called a “coalition.”


What is the word for a group of lions?

Stuart G Porter/ShutterstockLions walk through brush.

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A group of lions is called a “pride.”


How do you refer to a group of owls?

iceeyes198369/ShutterstockOwls cuddle.

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A group of owls is called a “parliament.”


What is a group of parrots called?

Yatra/ShutterstockParrots 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?

Petr David Josek/APOtters in water.

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A group of otters is called a “romp.”


How would one refer to a group of rhinos?

Stefan Shoeman/ShutterstockRhinos walk through grass.

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A group of rhinos is called a “crash.”


What is a group of hens called?

FiledIMAGE/ShutterstockHens on a farm.

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A group of hens is called a “brood.”


What is the collective noun for kangaroos?

REUTERS/Stefan PostlesKangaroos in the wild.

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A group of kangaroos is called a “mob.”


A group of eagles is called …

FloridaStock/Getty ImagesEagles perched on a branch.

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… a “convocation.”

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