12 little-known collective nouns for animals
If you don't know which creatures gather in parliaments, charms and businesses, there are some bizarre and strange collective nouns for animals you need to find out about.
Not all of these nouns are commonly used, even by scientists, but all of them were invented and recognized at some point of time. These words do not only reflect unique traits of animals – they show how powerful human creativity is.
A group of rhinos can be more commonly called a crash.
It's definitely among the most adorable animal group names. A prickle of hedgehogs also works.
According to some sources, this collective noun appeared decades ago when ferrets were used to hunt rabbits. That was their business, or, historically, busyness.
The term rookery usually refers to birds, but is also applicable to several marine mammals.
Kangaroos live in mobs to support and protect each other. These groups consist of 5 to 40 individuals.
This one is definitely one of the most illustrative collective nouns for animals. A kaleidoscope of butterflies can also be called a flutter.
It seems like wombats always rely on collective wisdom to make important decisions.
To kindle means to cause strong emotions. A group of kittens definitely can do that!
Try to ace this unusual grammar trivia quiz for people who love kittens and puppies.
The word pack is widely used today, but rout is among the oldest names for groups of animals. It was derived from the Middle French for "company."
Yes, these tiny birds are absolutely charming!
Owls have always been considered birds of wise disposition, that's why a group of them is called a parliament.
Solitary tigers rarely gather in groups, but when they do it's called a streak or an ambush.
If you enjoyed this list of unusual animal group names, you can find more hilarious examples in this fun trivia quiz.
Did you know any of these names for groups of animals before? Do you know any other strange collective nouns for animals?
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