22 Peculiar Names for Groups of Animals

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Have you ever heard the expression, "a gaggle of geese?" These names for groups of animals are pretty peculiar, too.

1. A shrewdness of apes12. An exaltation of larks
2. A battery of barracudas13. A troop of monkeys
3. A kaleidoscope of butterflies14. A parliament of owls
4. A quiver of cobras15. An ostentation of peacocks
5. A murder of crows16. A rookery of penguins
6. A convocation of eagles17. A prickle of porcupines
7. A charm of finches18. An unkindness of ravens
8. A skulk of foxes19. A shiver of sharks
9. A troubling of goldfish20. A pod of whales
10. A smack of jellyfish21. A descent of woodpeckers
11. A mob of kangaroos22. A zeal of zebras
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A troubling of goldfish swims around.
A troubling of goldfish swims around.

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