Everyone is familiar with animal group names like a 'pack of dogs' or a 'herd of cattle'. Some others are a little stranger but still well known; think of a 'murder of crows' or a 'pride of lions'. After coming across an 'unkindness of crows' and got to wondering: just how pervasive such name are?

Extensively so, and a gentleman by the name of Dave Fellows have put together a wonderful list. Here is a small sampling of the highlights:

  • a prickle of porcupines
  • a bloat of hippos
  • a shrewdness of apes

View Link [npwrc.usgs.gov]