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Animal Group Terms

Use a list that provides terms (such as herds, flocks, and murders) for various animal groups.
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Animals (1,033)

Holidays:
  • ANIMAL: GROUP NAME
  • ants: colony
  • bears: sleuth, sloth
  • bees: grist, hive, swarm
  • birds: flight, volery
  • cattle: drove
  • cats: clutter, clowder
  • chicks: brood, clutch
  • clams: bed
  • cranes: sedge, seige
  • crows: murder
  • doves: dule
  • ducks: brace, team
  • elephants: herd
  • elks: gang
  • finches: charm
  • fish: school, shoal, draught
  • foxes: leash, skulk
  • geese: flock, gaggle, skein
  • gnats: cloud, horde
  • goats: trip
  • gorillas: band
  • hares: down, husk
  • hawks: cast
  • hens: brood
  • hogs: drift
  • horses: pair, team
  • hounds: cry, mute, pack
  • kangaroos: troop
  • kittens: kindle, litter
  • larks: exaltation
  • lions: pride
  • locusts: plague
  • magpies: tidings
  • mules: span
  • nightingales: watch
  • oxen: yoke
  • oysters: bed
  • parrots: company
  • partridges: covey
  • peacocks: muster, ostentation
  • pheasants: nest, bouquet
  • pigs: litter
  • ponies: string
  • quail: bevy, covey
  • rabbits: nest
  • seals: pod
  • sheep: drove, flock
  • sparrows: host
  • storks: mustering
  • swans: bevy, wedge
  • swine: sounder
  • toads: knot
  • turkeys: rafter
  • turtles: bale
  • vipers: nest
  • whales: gam, pod
  • wolves: pack, route
  • woodcocks: fall

Source: James G. Doherty, General Curator, The Wildlife Conservation Society.

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