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A group of vultures is called a venue. See if you can guess these other surprising names for groups of animals.

A group of vultures is called a venue. See if you can guess these other surprising names for groups of animals.
  • There are different names for specific groups or units of animals.
  • Some are well-known, like a "swarm" of bees or a "pack" of wolves. Some are more obscure, like a "venue" of vultures.
  • How many collective nouns for animals do you know?

Some collective nouns for groups or units of animals are well-known, such as a "swarm" of bees or a "pack" of wolves. Then there are more obscure names like a "venue" of vultures.

Keep scrolling to see how many you can guess.

What's the name for a group of bears?

What's the name for a group of bears?
Black bears climb a tree. Debbie Steinhausser/Shutterstock

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A group of bears is called a "sloth" or "sleuth."

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A group of chimpanzees is called ...

A group of chimpanzees is called ...
Chimpanzees sit on a rock. LiaoZhuangDjiu/Shutterstock

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... a "community."

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A group of camels is also known as this.

A group of camels is also known as this.
Camels walk along the beach. BlueOrange Studio / Shutterstock

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A group of camels is called a "caravan."

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What do you call a group of frogs?

What do you call a group of frogs?
Tree frogs on a leaf. Kurit afshen/Shutterstock

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A group of frogs is called an "army."

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A group of giraffes is called ...

A group of giraffes is called ...
Giraffes graze at Botlieskop Day Safaris, near Mossel Bay, South Africa. Reuters/Toru Hanai

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... a "tower."

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What is the collective noun for jellyfish?

What is the collective noun for jellyfish?
A diver swims among jellyfish. Shutterstock/manasaweeu

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A group of jellyfish is called a "smack."

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Do you know the word for a group of crows?

Do you know the word for a group of crows?
A crow examines garbage in a public park. JakubD/Shutterstock

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It's called a "murder" of crows.

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What is the name for a group of dolphins?

What is the name for a group of dolphins?
Dolphins catch a wave. Paulphin Photography/Shutterstock

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A group of dolphins is called a "pod."

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Do you know how to refer to a group of porcupines?

Do you know how to refer to a group of porcupines?
Porcupines on the prowl. J. NATAYO/Shutterstock

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A group of porcupines is called a "prickle."

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A group of hippos is called ...

A group of hippos is called ...
Hippopotamuses swim in a muddy lake. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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... a "bloat."

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What is the collective noun for foxes?

What is the collective noun for foxes?
Foxes. withich/Shutterstock

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A group of foxes is called a "skulk."

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What is a group of cheetahs called?

What is a group of cheetahs called?
Cheetahs look around. AfricaWildlife/Shutterstock

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A group of cheetahs is called a "coalition."

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What is the word for a group of lions?

What is the word for a group of lions?
Lions walk through brush. Stuart G Porter/Shutterstock

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A group of lions is called a "pride."

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How do you refer to a group of owls?

How do you refer to a group of owls?
Owls cuddle. iceeyes198369/Shutterstock

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A group of owls is called a "parliament."

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What is a group of parrots called?

What is a group of parrots called?
Parrots sit on a branch. Yatra/Shutterstock

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A group of parrots is called a "pandemonium."

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What is the name for a group of otters?

What is the name for a group of otters?
Otters in water. Petr David Josek/AP

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A group of otters is called a "romp."

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How would one refer to a group of rhinos?

How would one refer to a group of rhinos?
Rhinos walk through grass. Stefan Shoeman/Shutterstock

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A group of rhinos is called a "crash."

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What is a group of hens called?

What is a group of hens called?
Hens on a farm. FiledIMAGE/Shutterstock

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A group of hens is called a "brood."

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What is the collective noun for kangaroos?

What is the collective noun for kangaroos?
Kangaroos in the wild. REUTERS/Stefan Postles

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A group of kangaroos is called a "mob."

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