Hilariously apt animal group names
We all know that a group of people is called a crowd. Or, that a group of buffaloes is called a herd.
But the coiners of animal group names were also innovative when it came to animals such as crows, cockroaches and zebras. Here we present some of the interesting (and funny) collective nouns for our fellow members from the animal kingdom.
A Zeal of Zebras
If the movie ‘Madagascar’ is anything to go by, zebras do seem to be pretty full of enthusiasm! A group of Zebras is also called a herd or dazzle.
A Shrewdness of Apes
They are strong and intimidating, but possibly surviving in the forests also requires one to be shrewd. Or at least somebody thought so! Group of apes is also called a troop.
A Flamboyance of flamingos
They do look colorful and exuberant. Looking at a group of them, flamboyance does seem an apt name to describe them! Group of flamingos is also called a stand.
A Parliament of Owls
These nocturnal creatures have been associated with wisdom and scholarliness since time immemorial. No surprise then that when a group of them sits together, they give the impression of a parliament in session. Group of owls is also sometimes called a stare.
An Intrusion of Cockroaches
These annoying pests do intrude into our homes and almost everywhere we go!
A Murder of Crows
This rather poetic description could possibly have something to do with the fact that these scavengers are often seen around dead bodies!
An Ambush of Tigers
Tigers are known to be stealthy and when a group of them decide to hunt down a prey, the prey is pretty much ambushed. Group of tigers is also called a streak.
An Earth of Foxes
Group of foxes is also called a skulk or leash.
A Business of Flies
Wonder what their business is, but maybe a better term could have been “buzz”iness of flies! Group of flies is also sometimes called a swarm or cloud.
A Convocation of Eagles
These sharp birds do look like they just attended their graduation convocation wearing their robes!