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collective animal nouns

A collection of the collective names for animals e.g. a pride of lions.
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aardvark
aarmory
alligator
bask, congregation
armadillo
fez
ant
army, colony, nest, swarm, bike
antelope
herd, cluster
ape
shrewdness, troop
baboon
troop, congress, tribe, flange
badger
cete, colony, set, company
bat
colony, cloud
bear
sleuth, sloth
beaver
family, colony
bee
grist, hive, swarm, colony
beetle
possi
butterfly
rabble, flight, swarm, kaleidoscope, rainbow
buzzard
wake
camel
flock
cat
clowder, clutter, pounce
caterpillar
army
cheetah
coalition
chicken
flock, brood, peep
chimpanzee
community, group, cartload
clam
bed
cobra
quiver
cockroach
intrusion
coyote
pack, train
crane
herd, sedge, seige
crocodile
bask, nest, congregation, float
crow
murder, horde, parcel, hover, congress, muster, storytelling
dog
pack, litter (young), kennel, gang, legion
dolphin
team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male), party (female)
donkey
band, drove, herd, pace, coffle
dove
cote, flight, dole, dule, duet, troop, piteousness, pitying, prettying
duck
flock, brace, team
eagle
convocation, brood, aerie
eel
swarm
elephant
herd, herd, flock, parade, memory
elk
gang
ferret
business
fish
school
flamingo
stand, flamboyance
flea
abscondance
fox
leash, skulk
frog
army, colony, froggery, knot
gerbil
horde
gibbon
flange
giraffe
tower, corps, herd
goat
herd
goose
gaggle (skein when in flight)
gorilla
troop, group (band)
groundhog
repetition
gull
flock
hamster
horde
hare
band, down
hawk
cast, kettle, boil
hedgehog
array
heron
siege
hippopotamus
bloat, crash, herd, thunder
hornet
swarm
horse
herd, harras
human
crowd, tribe, family
hummingbird
charm, chattering, drum, hover, troubling
hyena
clan, cackle
jackal
pack
jellyfish
smack, bloom, brood, smuth, smuck, fluther
kangaroo
mob, troop, court
ladybird
loveliness, possi
lark
exaltation
lemming
suicide pact
leopard
lepe, leap
lion
pride
llama
herd, flock
louse
colony, infestation
magpie
tiding, tittering, gulp, murder, charm, flock
mallard
sord, lute, brace, puddling, flush
meerkat
gang, mob
minnow
shoal, swarm
mole
labour, company, movement
monkey
troop, barrel, tribe, cartload
mosquito
scourge, swarm
mouse
nest, colony, harvest, horde, mischief
mule
barren, pack, span, rake
nightingale
watch, flock, route, match
octopus
arran
orangutan
buffoonery
otter
romp, bevy, lodge, family, raft
owl
parliament, stare, wisdom
ox
yoke, team, drove, herd, nye
oyster
bed, hive, cast, culch
parrot
company, flock, prattle, pandemonium
peafowl
muster, ostentation, pride
penguin
colony, rookery, parade, parcel, crèche, huddle
pheasant
bouquet, nest, nide, nye, brood, covey
pig
herd, drove, mob
pigeon
flight, loft, flock, dropping, kit
polar bear
stock, population
polecat
chine
porcupine
prickle, family
porpoise
school, crowd, herd, pod
quail
bevy
rabbit
warren, nest, colony, bevy, bury, drove
raccoon
nursery
rat
colony, horde, pack, plague, swarm
raven
unkindness, congress, conspiracy, parliament, murder, storytelling, nevermore
rhinoceros
crash, herd
rook
building, parliament
scorpion
bed, nest, colony
sea lion / seal
pod, colony, crash, flock, harem, bob, herd/rookery, team, hurdle
shark
slew, shiver
skunk
surfeit
snail
walk
snake
pit, nest or bed
snipe
walk, wisp
sparrow
flight, host, quarrel, tribe, ubiquity
spider
cluster, clutter, venom
squirrel
dray, scurry
swan
gaggle, bevy, wedge(flying), flock, game, team, ballet, regatta, bank, whiteness, gargle, eyrar
tiger
streak, ambush
toad
knot, lump
tortoise
creep
trout
hover
turkey
rafter, flock
turtle
bale
whale
gam, pod, herd
wolf
pack, rout
wombat
mob, warren, wisdom, army
worm
bed, bunch, clew, squirm
zebra
crossing, herd, zeal