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The collective nouns for lions and other animals
©Simon Espley

How often have you heard someone say “so what do you call a group of giraffe?” or mongooses or whatever? Well, we did some research and came up with the following wildlife collective nouns, some of which had us giggling 🙂

A clan of hyena

A leap of leopards

A dazzle of zebra

A memory of elephant

A prickle of porcupine

An armoury of aardvarks

A pod or raft of hippos

A crash of rhino

A parliament of owls

A confusion of guinea fowl

A convocation of eagles

A whoop of gorillas

A business of mongoose

An obstinacy of buffalo

An implausibility of wildebeest

A wake of vultures

A fling of oxpeckers

A gaggle of geese

A hedge of herons

A pod of pelicans

A tower of giraffe (when the giraffe are standing still)

A journey of giraffe (for moving animals)

A pride of lion

A coalition of cheetah

A bask of crocodiles

A flamboyance of flamingoes

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