The Karell Travel Group had a wonderful post on the collective names of different species of African Wildlife. (They always have the most unique photos on their Facebook page.)
Bask of Crocodiles Clan of Hyenas Cloud of Bats Coalition of Cheetahs
Crash of Rhinos Dazzle of Zebras Journey of Giraffes A Leap Of Leopards
Parliament of Owls Prickle of Porcupines Pride of Lions Pod or raft of hippos
Shrewdness of Monkeys Troop of Baboons Obstinacy of Buffalo Herd of Elephants
I’m pleased to say I have seen all of these animals and more that aren’t shown here, in abundance, thanks to my dad for dragging us around Africa when I was growing up. At the time, though, I would rather have been lying on the beach in Durban, checking out the boys, being as how we lived in the middle of the continent with rare visits to the ocean, instead of locked in a small Ford Popular with my little brother, my parents, and Corky the parrot (who had it in for me). I wonder if some of these collective names are a new development. Quite appropriate don’t you think?