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Learn What 18 of Your Most-Loved Animals Are Called Around the World Learn What 18 of Your Most-Loved Animals Are Called Around the World

Who knew that collective animal names could be so odd or amusing! It's as if some guy went on a safari and just blurted out the first word that came to mind when he saw a bloat of hippos. That's right, when gathered in a group, they're called a bloat. Check out all the hilarious names that are out there for animals when they cluster in crowds!

Kettle Of Vultures
Kettle Of Vultures

When a group of vultures is in flight, they're called a kettle, but when they're gathered around a carcass, they're called a wake.

Congregation Of Alligators
Congregation Of Alligators

Who knew that gators were so religious?! In a congregation, the larger alligators are in charge while the smaller alligators are more submissive

Sloth Of Bears
Sloth Of Bears

Bears are kind of lazy and slow at times -- just like sloths! -- and they kind of, sort of, maybe share a resemblance if you squint slighty and cock your head to the side. 

Troop Of Apes
Troop Of Apes

So maybe Planet of the Apes wasn't that far off, after all? Out in the wild, different troops of apes rarley interact with each other and are very protective of the members in their own troop. 

Army Of Caterpillars
Army Of Caterpillars

An army of caterpillars is actually rather terrifying is you think about it. A bunch of little wormy guys eating all your plants — ew! But the army will become significantly less scary when it turns into a bunch of pretty butterflies.

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Chain Of Bobolinks
Chain Of Bobolinks

Is this like a Red Rover game thing where all the bobolinks hold hands and refuse to break their chain of feathers no matter how hard Bobby the Bobolink tries to get through? Probably not, but the bobolink's song is said to have inspired poet Emily Dickinson. 

Dazzle Of Zebras
Dazzle Of Zebras

Surely some guy was so mesmerized by their stripes that he had no choice but to call them a dazzle. Another, and more likely, explanation for the silly name is that their stripes may help to confuse predators with with the dazzling effect they can have in a large group. When a bunch of zebras stand or move together, they may appear as one large mass of flickering stripes, making it more difficult for the predator to pick out just one target. 

Kindle Of Kittens
Kindle Of Kittens

If only Kindles came with a bunch of kittens. We would've pre-ordered ours weeks ago! 

Coalition Of Cheetahs
Coalition Of Cheetahs

If only governments could form coalitions as easily as cheetahs! Well, only the male cheetahs form coalitions, actually, and they usually only consist of two or three cheetahs while the females prefer to be on their own.

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Tower Of Giraffe
Tower Of Giraffe

This one actually makes sense! Giraffes are designed to see things that other animals can't, giving them a head start when a predator comes their way. Time for this tower to move! 

Destruction Of Wild Cats
Destruction Of Wild Cats

It seems a little... uh... dangerous to call wild cats "destructions," no?

Brood Of Chickens
Brood Of Chickens

Look at those broodish pouts. Someone sign these chickens up with a modeling agency! 

Quiver Of Cobras
Quiver Of Cobras

We'd most definitely quiver if we saw a bunch of cobras slithering our way. We imagine that's how the guy who named them felt, too. 

Mob Of Emus
Mob Of Emus

You wouldn't want to cross a group of these birds! Just look at Mr. Mob Boss over there with his red eyes and feathery butt. We bet his middle name is "Danger." 

Bloat Of Hippos
Bloat Of Hippos

Don't let this cute and somewhat offensive name for a group of hippos fool you! They may be bloated, but they're also the most dangerous mammal in Africa due to their unpredicatable agression towards humans and unexpected speed.

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Cackle Of Hyenas
Cackle Of Hyenas

When hyenas squeal and bark at one another, especially in large groups, it's said to sound like a bunch of cackling demons. Don't believe it? Check out this video of a cackling hyena and hear for yourself! 

Lounge Of Lizards
Lounge Of Lizards

A rather fitting name if you ask us! Lizards are often found lounging in the sun to keep warm, soaking up that essential vitamin D. 

Murder of Magpies
Murder of Magpies

Magpies don't look very murderous! What did they ever do to deserve such a name? It turns out they're not kleptomaniacs, but they do feed on songbirds, so maybe they deserve the name after all. 

Parliament Of Owls
Parliament Of Owls

Imagine if the Parliament in the U.K. were made up of a bunch of owls? These guys look like they'd do the job well with all that wisdom stored away behind those big, black eyes. Their first oder of business would be to bring back the robes and wigs, though the female robes would have to be slightly larger as lady owls are often bigger in size than their male friends. 

Prickle Of Porcupines
Prickle Of Porcupines

You can't get a better description for a group of porcupines; they're cute, but they also have a bunch of spikes sticking out of them. And just in case you were getting any ideas about giving them a group hug, some guy was smart enough to call them a prickle, just to remind you about how unpleasant that embrace would be. 

Pandemonium Of Parrots
Pandemonium Of Parrots

A fitting name for the noisy and sometimes obnoxious bird! Pandemonium is defined as a wild and noisy disorder or uproar. Just look at those crazy parrots licking each others heads! 

Wisdom Of Wombats
Wisdom Of Wombats

Look at thtat face! Such wisdom. Much cuteness. Wombats are the closest relative to the koala, and they have a backwards facing pouch so that they can still dig holes without getting dirt all over their wise little wombat baby!

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