What in the world started these animal groups?

I was sitting about wondering one day why we call groups of animals certain things. As a ‘Murder of Crows’ for instance and decided I would look it up.

Here is what came up. It’s a longish list but interesting.

Albatross: a Rookery
Alligators: a Congregation
Apes: a shrewdness
Badgers: a cete
Bats: a colony or a camp
Bears: a sloth or a sleuth
Bees: a swarm…

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Jo Ann Harris

Writing on Medium since 2018. Writer for Crow’s Feet, Family and Children, Illumination, About Me and others.I write about a myriad of subjects with you in mind