Animal Group Names

Ever wondered what the correct name for a group of animals is? Wonder no more with our glossary of the group name’s for many animals. With over 200 animals you’ll discover a range of new names you’ve never heard of for species from across the globe.


Hover over an animal’s name and if it turns green we have a fact page on this animal. Clicking the name will take you to their page where you can find further information.

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A-Z Listing

A

African Buffalo

Herd, Gang, Troop, Obstinacy

Albatross

Flock, Rookery, Gam

Ape

Shrewdness, Troop

Ant

Army, Bike, Colony, Nest, Swarm

Alpaca

Herd

American Bison

Herd

Alligator

Pod (young), Congregation

Antelope

Herd, Cluster, Tribe

Ape

Shrewdness, Troop

B

Baboon

Flange, Troop, Tribe, Congress

Badger

Cete, Clan, Colony, Company

Bee

Hive, Bike, Drift, Geese, Swarm (in flight), Cluster (a group of workers around the queen), erst, grist, Nest, Rabble, Stand

Bat

Cloud, Colony, Flock

Bear

Sleuth, Sloth

Beaver

Colony

Barracuda

School

Bird

Fleet, Flight, Flock, Parcel, Pod, Volery, Dissimulation (small birds)

Boar

Herd, Singular, Sounder (group of 12 or more)

Butterfly

Flight, Flutter, Rabble

C

Camel

Flock, Caravan, Train, Herd

Caribou

Herd

Cat

Clutter, Clowder, Litter, Kindle (kittens)

Caterpillar

Army

Chamois

Herd

Cheetah

Coalition

Chicken

Flock, Brood (hens), clutch (chicks), peep (chicks)

Chinchilla

Herd, Colony

Chough

Chattering, Clattering

Clam

Bed

Cobra

Quiver

Cockroach

Intrusion

Codfish

School

Cormorant

Gulp, Flight

Chimpanzee

Troop, Group, Harem

Cow

Herd, Drift, Drove, Mob

Coyote

Pack, Rout, Train, Band

Crab

Cast, Consortium

Crane

Herd, Siege, Sedge, Sege

Crocodile

Bask, Congregation, Float, Nest

Crow

Murder, Muster, Horde, Hover

Curlew

Herd

D

Deer

Herd, Mob, Branch, Rangale, Clash, Gang, Leash, Brace (Male), Bevy (Female)

Dinosaur

Herd (Plant eaters), Pack (Carnivores)

Dog

Kennel (Domestic), Pack (Wild), Litter (Pups)

Dove

Flight, Arc, Cote, Dole, Dule, Flight, Pitying, Piteousness

Dolphin

Herd, Pod, School

Donkey

Herd, Coffle, Drove, Pace, Drive, Herd

Dotterel

Trip

Dogfish

Troop

Dunlin

Fling

Dragonfly

Cluster, Flight

Duck

Badelynge, Brace, Bunch, Flock, Paddling, Raft, Team, Badling, Safe, Sord, Sore, Waddling, Skein, String, Herd

Dugong

Herd

E

Eagle

Aerie, Convocation

Eel

Array, Bed, Cell, Fry, Pipe, Swarm

Eland

Herd

Elephant

Herd, Parade, Memory

Elephant Seal

Herd, Pack, Arrangement

Elk

Herd, Gang

Emu

Mob

F

Falcon

Cast

Ferret

Busyness, Business, Cast, Fesnyg, Fesynes

Flamingo

Stand, Colony, Flurry, Flamboyance, Regiment

Finch

Charm, Quiver

Fish

Draft, Run, Nest, School, Shoal, Haul, Catch, Drought

Frog

Army, Colony, Bundle, Knot

Fly

Cloud, Swarm, Business

Fox

Earth, Lead, Leash, Skulk, Troop

G

Gaur

Herd

Gazelle

Herd

Gerbil

Horde

Giant Panda

Sleuth

Giraffe

Corps, Herd, Tower

Gnat

Cloud, Horde, Storm

Gull

Colony, Flock

Gnu

Herd, Implausibility

Goat

Drove, Flock, Herd, Mob, Tribe, Trip

Goldfinch

Charm

Goldfish

Giant, Troubling

Goose

Corps, Flock, Gaggle, Herd, Skein (When Flying), Team (When Flying), Wedge (When Flying)

Gorilla

Troop, Band, Whoop

Goshawk

Flight

Grasshopper

Cloud, Swarm

Grouse

Covey

Guinea Pig

Herd

Guineafowl

Confusion, Rasp, Flock

H

Hamster

Horde

Hare

Band, Down, Drove, Flick, Husk, Warren

Hawk

Cast, Aerie, Staff, Leash, Flight, Flock, Kettle, Boil, Cauldron

Hedgehog

Array

Hyena

Clan, Cackle

Heron

Flight, Sedge, Siege, Sege

Herring

Shoal, Army, Glean

Hippopotamus

Herd, Thunder, Bloat

Hog

Drove, Herd, Litter (Young)

Hornet

Nest, Swarm

Horse

Stable, Stud, Harass, Herd, Band, Team (Working Horse), Rag (Colts), String (Ponies), Field (Racehorses)

Hound

Cry, Mute, Pack

Human

Group, Family, Band, Crowd, Clan, Tribe

Hummingbird

Charm

J

Jackal

Pack

Jaguar

Prowl, Leap

Jay

Band, Party, Scold

Jellyfish

Smack, Smuth, Bloom, Fluther, Swarm

K

Kangaroo

Troop, Herd, Mob, Court

Koala

Colony

Komodo Dragon

Bank

Kouprey

Herd

Kudu

Herd

L

Lapwing

Deciet, Desert

Lark

Exalation

Lemur

Conspiracy, Congress, Plot

Leopard

Leap, Lepe

Lion

Pride, Sawt, Troop

Llama

Herd, Flock

Lobster

Pod

Locust

Host, Swarm, Cloud, Plague

Loris

Colony

Lorikeet

Flock

Louse

Colony, Infestation, Lice

Lyrebird

Musket

M

Magpie

Flock, Charm, Gulp, Murder, Tiding, Tittering, Tribe

Mallard

Flush, Lute, Puddling

Manatee

Herd

Mandrill

Horde, troop

Marten

Richness

Meerkat

Clan, Gang, Mob

Mole

Labour, Company, Movement

Monkey

Tribe, Troop, Cartload

Moose

Herd

Mosquito

Swarm, Scourge, Cloud

Mouse

Horde, Mischief, Colony, Harvest, Nest

Mule

Barren, Pack, Span

N

Narwhal

Blessing

Nightingale

Watch, Flock, Route


O

Octopus

Consortium

Okapi

Herd

Opossum

Passel

Ostrich

Flock, Troop

Otter

Family, Raft, Romp

Owl

Parliament, Stare

Ox

Herd, Yoke, Drove, Team

Oyster

Bed, Cast, Hive

P

Parrot

Company, Flock, Pandemonium

Partridge

Bevy, Covey

Peafowl

Party, Muster, Pride, Ostentation(Peacocks)

Pelican

Pod

Penguin

Waddle (On land), Raft (On water), Rookery, Colony, Huddle

Pheasant

Nest, Nye, Nide (Brood), Bouquet (take-off), Guff (In-flight)

Pig

Drift, Drove, Team (Hog), Passel (Hog), Parcel (Hog), Litter (Piglets)

Pigeon

Flight, Flock

Polar Bear

Aurora, Celebration, Pack

Porcupine

Prickle

Porpoise

Crowd, Herd, Pod, School, Shoal

Prairie Dog

Coterie, Town

Pronghorn

Herd

Q

Quail

Bevy, Covey

Quelea

Flock


R

Rabbit

Colony, Bevy, Bury, Drove, Trace, Leash, Trip, Herd, Husk, Nest, Litter (Young)

Racoon

Nursery, Gaze

Rat

Colony, Horde, Mischief, Plague, Swarm

Raven

Congress, Unkindness

Red Deer

Herd

Red Panda

Pack

Reindeer

Herd

Rhinoceros

Crash, Herd

Rook

Clamour, Building, Parliament

S

Salamander

Band, Congress, Maelstrom

Salmon

Run

Sandpiper

Fling

Sardine

Family

Scorpion

Bed, Nest

Sea lion

Pod, Colony, Herd, Rookery, Team

Seahorse

Shoal

Seal

Harm, Herd, Pod, Rookery

Shark

School, Shiver

Sheep

Down, Drift, Drove, Mob, Flock, Fold, Trip, Herd

Shrew

Colony, Drove

Skunk

Surfeit

Snail

Hood, Rout, Walk

Snake

Nest, Bed, Den, Knot

Snipe

Wisp

Sparrow

Flock

Spider

Cluster, Clutter, Mouthful

Squid

Audience

Squirrel

Dray, Scurry

Starling

Chattering, Murmuration

Stingray

Fever

Stinkbug

Intrusion

Stork

Muster, Mustering

Swallow

Flight, Gulp

Swan

Bank, Bevy, Flock, Game, Herd, Team, Flight (When flying), Wedge (When flying)

T

Tapir

Herd, Measure

Tarsier

Herd, Plot, Troop

Termite

Brood, Colony, Nest, Swarm

Tiger

Ambush, Streak

Toad

Knot, Nest, Lump

Trout

Hoover

Turkey

Rafter, Posse, Gang

Turtle

Bale, Nest, Dule, Turn

V

Vicuna

Posse, Herd

Viper

Generation, Nest

Vulture

Venue, Wake, Committee, Kettle, Volt

W

Wallaby

Mob

Walrus

Herd, Flock, Pod, Wealth

Wasp

Swarm, Hive, Colony, Nest

Water Buffalo

Pot

Weasel

Gang, Sneak

Whale

Gam, Herd, Pod, School, Mob

Wolf

Park, Route

Wolverine

Pack, Gang, Mob

Wombat

Mob

Woodchuck

Fall

Woodpecker

Descent

Worm

Bed, Clat, Clew

Wren

Herd, Cabinet, Flock

Y+Z

Yak

Herd

Yellow Jacket

Colony

Zebra

Herd, Crossing, Cohort, Dazzle, Zeal

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Sources

Wikipedia, (2014). List of animal names. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names [Accessed 28 Sep. 2014].

Enchantedlearning.com, (2014). Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- EnchantedLearning.com. [online] Available at: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml [Accessed 28 Sep. 2014].

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