These Are Some of the Strangest Collective Animal Names

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You know that birds fly in flocks and dogs move in packs, but have you ever wondered how are other groups of animals called?

There are practically no animal species that doesn’t gather into groups for some reason. Many of them do it for safety, as they are more likely to avoid predators if they form a large body together. Some hang out with the rest only during mating season. Whatever the reason is, we have different names for different animal groups, and these are some of the strangest ones.

  • A group of bears is sloth or sleuth
  • A group of donkeys is a pace
  • A group of elephants is a parade
  • A group of kangaroos is a troop
  • A group of tigers is an ambush or streak
  • A group of crows is a murder
  • A group of flamingos is a stand
  • A group of ravens is an unkindness
  • A group of woodcocks is a fall
  • A group of herrings is an army
  • A group of oysters is a bed
  • A group of squids is an audience
  • A group of grasshoppers is a cloud
  • A group of flies is a business