The Animal Kingdom: 11

I present installment #11 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. A walk walks very, very slowly.
  2. When this parade parades by, you can’t miss it.
  3. The building builds on the built building.
  4. The skulk skulks to avoid hunters.
  5. The clutter cluttered the basement.
  6. He didn’t want a kettle in his kettle.
Parade member, Sahakari Spice Farm Goa, India


Walk race, Cook Islands
  1. Walk of snails [1]
  2. Parade of elephants [2]
  3. Building of rooks
  4. Skulk of foxes [3]
  5. Clutter of spiders [4]
  6. Kettle of vultures [5]
Clutter, Japan

NOTES: [1] Scientific American reports that snails are going extinct. [2] Yup, the planet’s largest land mammal is on the list. WWF [3] The fox is in danger of going extinct. People’s Trust for Endangered Species [4] Sigh. Spiders make the list, too. Go to the following website for a partial listing of endangered spider species:  [5] And go to this site for a list of threatened vulture species: Mother Nature Network © 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

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4 thoughts on “The Animal Kingdom: 11”

  1. The list of almost extinct animals is frightening…so many are common ones that don’t seem in any danger. The sad thing was that there was a lot of publicity for bees, but most of it was brands capitalizing on their disappearance by selling “bee-related” merchandise.

    1. When i began to write these Animal Family Names posts I checked on various species out of curiosity. I was shocked to learn how many are threatened — or vanishing altogether. My curiosity became a check-up with each new list. In the end I wrote more than 30; they appear each week. The bees are – and remain – a big wake-up call. Without them to pollinate plants our food sources will vanish as well. All life is connected.

    1. You’re welcome. It gets discouraging to discover how many species are endangered but it sure has increased my awareness of the danger to wildlife – and to us.

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