Because calling a group of animals a ‘group’ isn’t descriptive enough, the English language is curiously filled with a trove of strange collective nouns for different ‘groups’ of animals. Below is a list of 10 of the more bizarre choices. Enjoy!




A GROUP OF HIPPOPOTAMUS’ ARE CALLED…
A CRASH





A GROUP OF ZEBRAS ARE CALLED…
A ZEAL





A GROUP OF FISH ARE CALLED…
A SCHOOL





A GROUP OF CROWS ARE CALLED…
A MURDER (DUN.DUN..DUN…)





A GROUP OF BEARS ARE CALLED…
A SLEUTH





A GROUP OF APES ARE CALLED…
A SHREWDNESS





A GROUP OF BACTERIA ARE CALLED…
A COLONY





A GROUP OF GIRAFFE ARE CALLED…
A TOWER





A GROUP OF EMUS ARE CALLED…
A MOB





A GROUP OF ELEPHANTS ARE CALLED…
A PARADE!