Thing I love #19: Funnily-named Groups of Animals (illustrated…kinda)

I like it when groups of animals have names other than “herd” or “litter.” Mainly because they usually make funny pictures in my mind:

A charm of hummingbirds.

A prickle of porcupines. I mean, duh.

A marmalade of ponies.


A clowder of cats.

A shiver of sharks.

A business of ferrets.

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A troubling of goldfish.

An ostentation of peacocks.

A parliament of owls.

A stubbornness of rhinoceroses.


A sluthe of servals. This one is probably made up.

A murmuration of starlings.

A roll of armadillos.


A kettle of vultures. Gross.

A wisdom of wombats.


A smack of jellyfish.

A muddle of guinea pigs.


A skulk of foxes.

A rhumba of rattlesnakes.

I know these are all accurate because I found them in the internet.

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