Thursday News – What to call a group of animals

Today’s link comes from the Mother Nature Network. Eco-journalist Russell McLendon researched the official names for a group of a certain type of animal. (For example, a group of wolves is called a pack.) The list is huge — 99 animal groups — and covers most every commonly known animal.

Here’s the link to the list of 99 Strange Collective Animal Names

By way of example, here’s a Romp of otters!

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2 responses to “Thursday News – What to call a group of animals

  1. David

    Oddly enough, this doesn’t include my favourite collective animal noun, which — weirdly, for a plural — is a ‘singular’ of wild boar.

    (It suddenly makes more sense if you know that the French for wild boar is sanglier. That is, except for those cases when the French for wild boar is, “wow, this is delicious!”.)

  2. Gotta love English! Thanks for the addition and the etymology!

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