Top 11: Oddest collective nouns for groups of animals [SLIDESHOW]

Do you know what a group of pugs is called? How about a gang of jellyfish?

Perhaps the most accurate collective noun for a group of animals is the word for baboons. We can’t make this stuff up.

Click through and find out some of the oddest collective nouns for different groups of animals.

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  • We can't make this stuff up people: this is literally a congress of baboons. It is perhaps the most accurate collective noun for a group of animals out there, whether in the wild or in Washington, D.C.
  • A prickle of porcupines could not be a more accurate description.
  • Just one more and this would be considered a grumble of pugs.
  • If this guy had some buddies with him, it would be considered a parliament of owls.
  • Here is a shrewdness of orangutans.
  • These ferrets are minding their own business (!) Get it? Because a group of ferrets is called a business of ferrets.
  • A group of peacocks is called an ostentation. (What came first? The collective name or the way we use "ostentatious" today?)
  • Jellyfish sting, but a group of them is called a smack.
  • This is a romp of otters.
  • A bloat of hippopotamuses is also a pretty good description of a group of these big fellas.
  • This here is a stand of flamingos. Because, you see, flamingos STAND all the time.

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