Collective Nouns for Animals

Collective Nouns for Animals

 

A collective noun is a word for a group of specific items, animals, or people. In this article, I’ve come up with a list of collective nouns for animals. It’s not a complete list, just a few and you’re welcomed to add some more to the list.

 

Here are the list of collective nouns for animals in random order:

• a leap of salmon

• a prickle of hedgehogs

• a trip of hares

• a skulk of foxes

• a parliament of owls

• a congress of baboons

• a band of chimpanzees

• a romp of otters

• a school of fish

• a swarm of bees

• a brood of chicks

• a litter of kittens

• a plague of insects

• a flock of birds

• a herd of cattle

• a pack of wolves

• a pride of lions/peacocks

• a murder of crows

• a colony of ants

• a caravan of camels

• a corps of giraffes

• a flock of birds

• a gaggle of geese

• a hive of bees

• a mob of kangaroos

• a stand of flamingos

• a smack of jellyfish

 

Collective-Noun-Sort-for-AnimalsNow, try this exercise.

Match the names of the animals in the picture on the left to their collective nouns.

 

 

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