The Animal Kingdom: 5

Here is a new installment from my blog thread describing what to call groups of animals … See how many you can guess. Answers listed at the bottom of the page.

  1. The generation generated alarm in the audience.
  2. I was not bowled over by the barrel barreling towards us….
  3. A big congregation congregated on the beach.
  4. The turn turned again towards the sun.
  5. The horde should have hoarded their food.
  6. The fleet fleet ran off.


Generation, Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), Bangkok Thailand
  1. Generation of vipers [1]
  2. Barrel of monkeys
  3. Congregation of plovers
  4. Turn of turtles [2]
  5. Horde of hamsters
  6. Fleet of mud hens
Barrel, southern Thailand
Turn, Wong Tai Sin Medicine Temple, New Territories, China

NOTES: [1] Endangered: both exotic and domestic snake species Endangered Snakes List [2] Endangered: 62% of all turtle species. Critically Endangered Turtle Species © Jadi Campbell 2017. All photos © Uwe Hartmann. To see more of Uwe’s animal photos and pics from our trips go to  Fun animal names from, Mother Nature Network and


2 thoughts on “The Animal Kingdom: 5”

  1. These are fun to read. Recently I was walking on a beach (Seward, Alaska) full of rocks that are often home to barnacles. I was thinking about you and wondered the name for a group of barnacles. I spent way more time than I probably should have looking for this tidbit, and found only two possibilities: on the name was a “fixture of barnacles” and one other was a “congress of barnacles.” Can’t remember where that was.

    1. Brilliant, Marilyn! I have over 30 posts already written for my Animal Kingdom blog thread — and I completely missed BARNACLES on my list – … I will remedy this right away. Thanks, I love it!

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