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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.


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.

A-Z Listing

A

African Buffalo

Albatross

Alligator

Alpaca

American Bison

Ant

Antelope

Ape


Herd, Gang, Troop, Obstinacy

Flock, Rookery, Gam

Pod (young), Congregation

Herd

Herd

Army, Bike, Colony, Nest, Swarm

Herd, Cluster, Tribe

Shrewdness, Troop

B

Baboon

Badger

Barracuda

Bat

Bear

Beaver

Bee

Bird

Boar

Butterfly


Flange, Troop, Tribe, Congress

Cete, Clan, Colony, Company

School

Cloud, Colony, Flock

Sleuth, Sloth

Colony

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

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

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

Flight, Flutter, Rabble

C

Camel

Caribou

Cat

Caterpillar

Chamois

Cheetah

Chicken

Chimpanzee

Chinchilla

Chough

Clam

Cobra

Cockroach

Codfish

Cormorant

Cow

Coyote

Crab

Crane

Crocodile

Crow

Curlew


Flock, Carvan, Train, Herd

Herd

Clutter, Clowder, Litter, Kindle (kittens)

Army

Herd

Coalition

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

Troop, Group, Harem

Herd, Colony

Chattering, Clattering

Bed

Quiver

Intrusion

School

Gulp, Flight

Herd, Drift, Drove, Mob

Pack, Rout, Train, Band

Cast, Consortium

Herd, Siege, Sedge, Sege

Bask, Congregation, Float, Nest

Murder, Muster, Horde, Hover

Herd

D

Deer

Dinosaur

Dog

Dogfish

Dolphin

Donkey

Dotterel

Dove

Dragonfly

Duck

Dugong

Dunlin


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

Herd (Plant eaters), Pack (Carnivores)

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

Troop,

Herd, Pod, School

Herd, Coffle, Drove, Pace, Drive, Herd

Trip

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

Cluster, Flight

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

Herd

Fling

E

Eagle

Eel

Eland

Elephant

Elephant Seal

Elk

Emu


Aerie, Convocation

Array, Bed, Cell, Fry, Pipe, Swarm

Herd

Herd, Parade, Memory

Herd, Pack, Arrangement

Herd, Gang

Mob

-- AD --

P...is for polar bear

C...is for celebration

A group of polar bears such as this mother and her cubs is known as a celebration.

F

Falcon

Ferret

Finch

Fish

Flamingo

Fly

Fox

Frog


Cast

Busyness, Business, Cast, Fesnyg, Fesynes

Charm, Quiver

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

Stand, Colony, Flurry, Flamboyance, Regiment

Cloud, Swarm, Business

Earth, Lead, Leash, Skulk, Troop

Army, Colony, Bundle, Knot

G

Gaur

Gazelle

Gerbil

Giant Panda

Giraffe

Gnat

Gnu

Goat

Goldfinch

Goldfish

Goose

Gorilla

Goshawk

Grasshopper

Grouse

Guinea Pig

Guineafowl

Gull


Herd

Herd

Horde

Sleuth

Corps, Herd, Tower

Cloud, Horde, Storm

Herd, Implausibility

Drove, Flock, Herd, Mob, Tribe, Trip

Charm

Giant, Troubling

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

Troop, Band, Whoop

Flight

Cloud, Swarm

Covey

Herd

Confusion, Rasp, Flock

Colony, Flock

H

Hamster

Hare

Hawk

Hedgehog

Heron

Herring

Hippopotamus

Hog

Hornet

Horse

Hound

Human

Hummingbird

Hyena


Horde

Band, Down, Drove, Flick, Husk, Warren

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

Array

Flight, Sedge, Siege, Sege

Shoal, Army, Glean

Herd, Thunder, Bloat

Drove, Herd, Litter (Young)

Nest, Swarm

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

Cry, Mute, Pack

Group, Family, Band, Crowd, Clan, Tribe

Charm

Clan, Cackle

J

Jackal

Jaguar

Jay

Jellyfish


Pack

Prowl, Leap

Band, Party, Scold

Smack, Smuth, Bloom, Fluther, Swarm

Rainbow lorikeet

L...is for Lorikeet

F...is for Flock

A group of lorikeets like most groups of birds is known as a flock.

K

Kangaroo

Koala

Komodo Dragon

Kouprey

Kudu


Troop, Herd, Mob, Court

Colony

Bank

Herd

Herd

L

Lapwing

Lark

Lemur

Leopard

Lion

Llama

Lobster

Locust

Loris

Lorikeet

Louse

Lyrebird


Deciet, Desert

Exalation

Conspiracy, Congress, Plot

Leap, Lepe

Pride, Sawt, Troop

Herd, Flock

Pod

Host, Swarm, Cloud, Plague

Colony

Flock

Colony, Infestation, Lice

Musket

M

Magpie

Mallard

Manatee

Mandrill

Marten

Meerkat

Mole

Monkey

Moose

Mosquito

Mouse

Mule


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

Flush, Lute, Puddling

Herd

Horde, troop

Richness

Clan, Gang, Mob

Labour, Company, Movement

Tribe, Troop, Cartload

Herd

Swarm, Scourge, Cloud

Horde, Mischief, Colony, Harvest, Nest

Barren, Pack, Span

N

Narwhal

Nightingale


Blessing

Watch, Flock, Route

O

Octopus

Okapi

Opossum

Ostrich

Otter

Owl

Ox

Oyster


Consortium

Herd

Passel

Flock, Troop

Family, Raft, Romp

Parliament, Stare

Herd, Yoke, Drove, Team

Bed, Cast, Hive

P

Parrot

Partridge

Peafowl

Pelican

Penguin

Pheasant

Pig

Pigeon

Polar Bear

Porcupine

Porpoise

Prairie Dog

Pronghorn


Company, Flock, Pandemonium

Bevy, Covey

Party, Muster, Pride, Ostentation(Peacocks)

Pod

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

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

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

Flight, Flock

Aurora, Celebration, Pack

Prickle

Crowd, Herd, Pod, School, Shoal

Coterie, Town

Herd

-- AD --

animal group

E...is for elephant

P...is for parade

A group of elephants is known as parade. They may also be called a herd.

Q

Quail

Quelea


Bevy, Covey

Flock

R

Rabbit

Racoon

Rat

Raven

Red Deer

Red Panda

Reindeer

Rhinoceros

Rook


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

Nursery, Gaze

Colony, Horde, Mischief, Plague, Swarm

Congress, Unkindness

Herd

Pack

Herd

Crash, Herd

Clamour, Building, Parliament

S

Salamander

Salmon

Sandpiper

Sardine

Scorpion

Sea lion

Seahorse

Seal

Shark

Sheep

Shrew

Skunk

Snail

Snake

Snipe

Sparrow

Spider

Squid

Squirrel

Starling

Stingray

Stinkbug

Stork

Swallow

Swan


Band, Congress, Maelstrom

Run

Fling

Family

Bed, Nest

Pod, Colony, Herd, Rookery, Team

Shoal

Harm, Herd, Pod, Rookery

School, Shiver

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

Colony, Drove

Surfeit

Hood, Rout, Walk

Nest, Bed, Den, Knot

Wisp

Flock

Cluster, Clutter, Mouthful

Audience

Dray, Scurry

Chattering, Murmuration

Fever

Intrusion

Muster, Mustering

Flight, Gulp

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

T

Tapir

Tarsier

Termite

Tiger

Toad

Trout

Turkey

Turtle


Herd, Measure

Herd, Plot, Troop

Brood, Colony, Nest, Swarm

Ambush, Streak

Knot, Nest, Lump

Hoover

Rafter, Posse, Gang

Bale, Nest, Dule, Turn

V

Vicuna

Viper

Vulture


Posse, Herd

Generation, Nest

Venue, Wake, Committee, Kettle, Volt

W

Wallaby

Walrus

Wasp

Water Buffalo

Weasel

Whale

Wolf

Wolverine

Wombat

Woodchuck

Woodpecker

Worm

Wren


Mob

Herd, Flock, Pod, Wealth

Swarm, Hive, Colony, Nest

Pot

Gang, Sneak

Gam, Herd, Pod, School, Mob

Park, Route

Pack, Gang, Mob

Mob

Fall

Descent

Bed, Clat, Clew

Herd, Cabinet, Flock

Y

Yak

Yellow Jacket


Herd

Colony


Herd, Crossing, Cohort, Dazzle, Zeal

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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