27 Hilarious (but Totally Real) Names for Groups of Animals
A grumble of pugs, an embarrassment of pandas, a kindle of kittens! The A Compendium of Collective Nouns by Woop Studios offers the accurate but wild word for every animal pack under the sun. Here’s our guide to remembering which is which.
A Grumble of Pugs
How to remember: “I hate work,” one pug grumbled to the grumble of pugs. “The boss treats us like dogs.”
An Embarrassment of Pandas
How to remember: The newlywed embarrassment of pandas could not mate on command—much to their embarrassment.
A Congress of Baboons
How to remember: Q: What’s the difference between the U.S. Congress and a congress of baboons? A: One is a pack of rowdy primates—and the other is a group of baboons. (Hey-oh!)
A Prickle of Hedgehogs
How to remember: Snoozing in the sun, I woke to a prickle on my cheek—it was a prickle of hedgehogs scampering all over my face. You’ll love these cute photos of baby wild animals.
A Bloat of Hippopotamuses
How to remember: The bloat of hippopotamuses felt bloated after lunch, but thankfully it was a short walk back to the swamp from the drive-through.
A Mischief of Mice
How to remember: A mischief of mice discussed how they might scam more cheese. “What if we pretend to be blind?” one said, mischievously. Check out these animals who actually have superpowers.
A Waddle of Penguins
How to remember: After he ate all of his krill, the penguin waddled back to the waddle of penguins to try to score some more.
A Memory of Elephants
How to remember: They say an elephant never forgets. But a memory of elephants never forgets to smell awful. Here are 11 wild animal species you never knew were endangered.