Fit for safari: A group of rhinos is called a ... ?
When on safari you meet numerous wild animals of the same species, this is not simply a “group”, and only in a few cases the proper name is "a herd". Are you an expert in collective animal names?
Did you know that a herd of elephants is actually called a "parade"? And how do you call correctly a group of zebras or Rhinos? Our well-trained rangers at Rhulani know exactly that this is a "dazzle" (zebras) respectively a "crash" (rhinos). But even a ranger may have some doubts, when you ask him about the difference between a journey and a tower of giraffes. Just between us: the first is when they move, the second when they stand still.
But you can really impress your ranger, when you know the collective name of warthogs (a “sounders”) or of a wildebeest (an “implausibility”).
The strangest name we have ever heard, is for the kudus. You will definitely impress your ranger when you tell him about a "forkl of kudus".
Before your next safari, study the below list of collective names for animals that you can potentially encounter in Madikwe. This is funny, instructive, and definitely a good travel preparation!
Ant - an army / column of ants
Antelope - a cluster / herd / tribe of antelopes
Birds - a flok of birds
Black-backed jackal - a pack of black-packed jackals
Buffalo - a gang / obstinacy (or herd) of buffalos
Caracal / lynx - a chain of caracals / lynx's
Chacma baboon - a troop of chacma baboons
Cheetah - a coalition of cheetahs
Eland - a herd of elands
Elephant - a parade / herd of elephants
Giraffe - a tower / journey of giraffes
Scrub hare - a down / drove / husk of scrub hares
Hippo - a bloat / pod / raft of hippos
Honey badger - a cete / colony of honey badgers
Hyena - a cackle / clan of hyenas
Impala - a rank / herd of impalas
Kudu - a forkl / herd of kudus
Leopard - a leap / lepe of leopards
Lion - a pride of lions
Mongoose - a gang / mob / business of mongooses
Oryx / Gemsbok - a herd of oryx's / gemsboks
Ostrich - a flock of ostriches
Rabbit - a colony of rabbits
Red hartebeest - a herd of red hartebeests
Rhino - a crash / stubbornness of rhinos
Serval - a sluthe of servals
Snake - a den / pit / nest of snakes
Spider - a cluster / clutter of spiders
Squirrel - a dray of squirrels
Termites - a colony / nest of termites
Warthog - a sounders of warthogs
Waterbuck - a cluster / herd of waterbucks
Wild dog - a pack of wild dogs
Wild cats - a dout / destruction of wild cats
Wildebeest - an implausibility of wildebeests
Zebra - a dazzle / zehal / cohort of zebras
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