General Non-Fiction posted November 29, 2023

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The Animal Kingdom Quiz

by Douglas Goff

Class Is In Session Contest Winner 

I recently wrote two stories where I had to research what a group of fleas were called (scratch) and what a group of mice were called. 

This led me down a rabbit hole, although I didn’t find a cute blond girl named Alice. Instead, I discovered many interesting terms for grouped animals. I picked twenty-five of the hardest ones and listed below. 

I knew only three of these prior to researching this. Be honest and let us know how many you knew. If two answers are listed and you get one, consider that a point.  I’m thinking most of you can beat three. 

(No points for herd or flock so don’t even try it.)


Bass: shoal 

Chickens: peep

Crows: murder

Bears: sleuth or sloth

Cheetahs: coalition

Cobras: quiver

Cranes: sedge

Crocodiles: float or bask

Donkeys: drove

Eagles: convocation 

Emus: mob

Ferrets: business or fesnyng

Finches: charm

Flamingos: stand or flamboyance 

Foxes: skulk or leash 

Geese (in flight): skein

Giraffes: tower

Hippopotami: bloat of thunder 

Mice: mischief

Manatees: aggregation 

Parrots: pandemonium 

Rhinoceros: crash 

Squirrels: dray or scurry

Wombats: wisdom 

Zebras: zeal or dazzle

I hope you enjoyed this and learned something.  I sure did! 

Writing Prompt
Your goal is to teach your fellow Fanstorians something they did not already know. It is a bonus if you make it interesting. The only solid rule is you have to do it in 200 words or less.

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Contest Winner


Humans are silly. By the way, a group of people is called a crowd.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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