What do you call various groups of animals?


Any English teachers in the house want to verify this?
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic
collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar
with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle
of geese.
However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows
as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens, an Exaltation of doves
and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.
Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most
dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least
intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for
a group of baboons ? Believe it or not ....... a Congress !
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of
Washington !
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