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    Missouri Star

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    Default Friday Trivia: Group names of......mostly animals

    Names for groups:

    • Apes: a shrewdness
    • Bats: a cauldron
    • Bears: a sloth or sleuth
    • Buffalo: a gang or obstinacy
    • Cats: a clowder, pounce or glaring; for kittens: a kindle, litter or intrigue
    • Cows (12 or more) a flink
    • Dogs: a litter (puppies), pack (wild) or cowardice (curs)
    • Elephants: a parade
    • Elk: a gang
    • Fox: a leash, skulk or earth
    • Giraffes: a tower
    • Goats: a tribe or trip
    • Gorillas: a band
    • Hippopotamuses: a bloat or thunder
    • Hyenas: a cackle
    • Jaguars: a shadow
    • Kangaroos: a troop or mob
    • Lemurs: a conspiracy
    • Leopards: a leap
    • Lions: a pride or sawt
    • Moles: a labor
    • Monkeys: a troop or barrel
    • Mules: a pack, span or barren
    • Otters: a romp
    • Pigs: a drift, drove, sounder, team or passel
    • Porcupines: a prickle
    • Porpoises: a pod, school, herd or turmoil
    • Rabbits: a colony, warren, nest, down, husk or herd (domestic only)
    • Rhinoceroses: a crash
    • Squirrels: a dray or scurry
    • Tigers: an ambush or streak
    • Unicorns: a blessing
    • Whales: a pod, gam or herd
    • Wolves: a pack, rout or route (when in movement)

    • Buzzards: a wake
    • Crows: a murder or horde
    • Doves: a dule or pitying (specific to turtle doves)
    • Ducks: a brace, team, flock (in flight), raft (on water), paddling or badling
    • Eagles: a convocation
    • Finches: a charm
    • Flamingos: a stand
    • Geese: a flock, gaggle (on the ground) or skein (in flight)
    • Hawks: a cast, kettle (in flight) or boil (two or more spiraling in air)
    • Herons: a sedge or siege
    • Jays: a party or scold
    • Lapwings: a deceit
    • Larks: an exaltation
    • Mallards: a sord (in flight) or brace
    • Magpies: a tiding, gulp, murder or charm
    • Nightingales: a watch
    • Owls: a parliament
    • Parrots: a pandemonium or company
    • Penguins: a colony, muster, parcel or rookery
    • Pheasant: a nest, nide (a brood), nye or bouquet
    • Rooks: a building
    • Quail: a bevy or covey
    • Ravens: an unkindness or murder
    • Sparrows: a host
    • Starlings: a murmuration
    • Storks: a mustering
    • Swans: a bevy, game or wedge (in flight)
    • Turkeys: a rafter or gang
    • Woodpeckers: a descent

    • Cobras: a quiver
    • Crocodiles: a bask
    • Frogs: an army
    • Toads: a knot
    • Turtles: a bale or nest
    • Salamanders: a maelstrom
    • Snakes, vipers: a nest

    • Fish in general: a draft, nest, run, school or shoal
    • Herring: an army
    • Sharks: a shiver
    • Trout: a hover

    • Bees: a grist, hive or swarm
    • Caterpillars: an army
    • Clams: a bed
    • Crabs: a consortium
    • Cockroaches: an intrusion
    • Flies: a business
    • Grasshoppers: a cloud
    • Jellyfish: a bloom, fluther or smack
    • Lobsters: a risk
    • Oysters: a bed
    • Snails: a hood
    • Squid: an audience

    • Officers: a mess

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Group names of......mostly animals

    Interesting trivia. I chuckled when I read the giraffes one.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Friday Trivia: Group names of......mostly animals

    That would be a great jeopardy category. You should suggest it. I'm thinking a great quiz for gc's

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