Collective Nouns for African Wildlife

Beautiful lesser flamingos

On an African safari, if you have a knowledgeable guide, you are likely to learn all sorts of new and interesting information about the animals you see, including their collective nouns.  What is a collective noun? It is a word used to describe a collection of animals, people or things.

Most people usually know that a group of lions is called a PRIDE, that a family of elephants form a HERD, or that ants can be found in a COLONY.  However, do you know the name for a group of giraffe? Or even a group of hippos? How about a group of rhinos? Learning these names will make you seem like an aficionado on safari!

A herd of buffalo

An armoury of aardvarks
A shrewdness of apes
An army of ants
A troop of baboons
A cete of badgers
A cloud of bats
A herd of buffalo
A coalition of cheetahs

A bask of crocodiles
A murder of crows
A pack of wild dogs
A herd/parade of elephants
A flamboyance of flamingos
A tower/journey of giraffes

Flamboyance of Flamingos
A Clan of Hyena

A band of gorillas
A pod (raft) of hippos
A cackle/clan of hyenas
A leap of leopards
A conspiracy of lemurs

A pride of lions
A troop of monkeys
A band of mongooses
A parliament of owls
A pandemonium of parrots

A Band of Mongoose
Dazzle of Zebra

A prickle of porcupines
A crash of rhinos
A venue of vultures
An implausibility of wildebeest
A dazzle of zebras