The English language never ceases to amaze me. Colloquialisms, while wacky, can be explained in most cases. The names given to groups of animals and other living things? Not so much. Seriously.
The following list isn’t exhaustive, but it includes some of the more interesting names for groups of living things. If your squad wanted a mascot, which would you take for a name?
For the record, I asked my boss at the day-job if our team could take pandas as our mascot. When he found out what a group of pandas is called, he wasn’t thrilled with the suggestion…for some reason. 😂
Apes — A shrewdness of apes
Butterflies — A kaleidoscope of butterflies
Crows — A murder of crows
Elephants — A parade of elephants
Foxes — A charm of foxes
Geese — A gaggle of geese
Giraffes — A tower of giraffes
Hedgehogs — A prickle of hedgehogs
Hippopotamuses — A crash of hippopotamuses
Iguanas — A slaughter of iguanas
Kangaroos — A mob of kangaroos
Larks — An exaltation of larks
Pandas — An embarrassment of pandas