Anthropomorphic Collective Nouns for Animals

You may be familiar with a

Herd of Cattle

Herd of Cattle

 

Flock of Chickens

Flock of Chickens

 

School of Fish

School of Fish

 

Gaggle of Geese

Gaggle of Geese

 

Pride of Lions

Pride of Lions

 

But you may not have heard of a

Murder of Crows (and their cousins - the Rooks and Ravens)

Murder of Crows (and their cousins – the Rooks and Ravens)

 

And what about an

Exaltation of Doves

Exaltation of Doves

 

And, presumably because they look so wise a

Congress of Owls

Congress of Owls

 

Now consider what is thought to be the loudest of all primates and ponder on what is the proper collective noun for this group

Parliament of Baboons

Parliament of Baboons

 

Guess it explains a lot!

Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia

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