Just for fun!! Which of these animals do you think has the strangest name for a large group of them?

By MarieN . Created on May 09, 2020
We've all likely heard of a "flock of chickens" or a "herd of cows", but there are some rather odd, offbeat or strange names for other large groups of animals. Which one do you find to be the strangest name for a group of animals, or birds?
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Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows

Caravan of Camels

Caravan of Camels

Clowder of Cats

Clowder of Cats

Crash of Rhinoceroses

Crash of Rhinoceroses

Stand of Flamingos

Stand of Flamingos

Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys

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TigerLily said on Jun 6, 2020
Murder of crows...
Crash of Rhinoceroses
Joan said on Jun 5, 2020
If you have ever seen Hitchcock's "The Birds", you would understand a murder of crows. But a crash of rhinos? Bizarre!
Murder of Crows
Robert said on May 28, 2020
Never heard of a "murder" . I thought that all birds were called a "Flock" when in groups!
Chuck said on May 19, 2020
Roomful of wives
Crash of Rhinoceroses
Evelyn said on May 11, 2020
Interesting.
Barry N said on May 11, 2020
Monkeys can also be called troop and also a band from the 60's. Baboons are called congress.
Crash of Rhinoceroses
MarieN said on May 11, 2020
Yep, that is true, but "Barrel of Monkeys" sounded funnier. The Monkees, were the band from the 1960's, so sad that only two of them are still living, with the recent passing of Peter Tork. :-(
Barry N said on May 12, 2020
Did you know that Charles Manson auditioned for the Monkees?
Clowder of Cats
Andrew said on May 10, 2020
We have a few crows that own the turf we live on. They are very intelligent and know who's good/bad to them.
Crash of Rhinoceroses
MarieN said on May 10, 2020
That they are, and yes they will know who is kind, or mean to them. Sometimes a crow will come along and steal a bit of cat food from the dishes I put out for the neighborhood "strays". Well if the cats aren't going to eat it all, someone else can enjoy it. :-))
Milan said on May 10, 2020
Yeah these are different! Never heard of a Clowder of cats! How about a pride of lions?
Crash of Rhinoceroses
MarieN said on May 10, 2020
Yes, definitely some strange names for groups of animals :-)
Almost everyone has heard of a Pride of Lions, I wanted to do some unknown, or lesser known names. The Flamingo's are also (typically) called a Flamboyance, which makes more sense, but a Stand of Flamingos sounded better. There are lots of other strange names for groups of animals. I'll probably make another poll in a while using other n...
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