‘A Dazzle of Zebras’ and Other Collective Nouns for the Animals You’ll See on Safari

Everyone knows a group of lions is called a pride and a bunch of elephants hanging out together is referred to as a herd. But what do you yell out when you see more than one cheetah? How about two or more leopards? Three hippos?  Four hyenas? Memorize some of these colorful and descriptive collective nouns for African animals and amaze your friends and impress your family on your next safari.

A coalition of cheetahs

coalition of cheetahs

Cheetah Quartet by RayMorris1 is licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

 A quiver of cobras

quiver of cobras

© jigreen

 A convocation of eagles

a convocation of eagles

African fish eagles by Bernard Dupont is licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.

 A tower (or journey) of giraffes

© Thuto Moutloatse

© Thuto Moutloatse

A raft (or bloat) of hippos

raft of hippos

© Greg Courter

 A crash of rhinos

© Carolyn O'Connell

© Carolyn O’Connell

 A cackle of hyenas

Leftovers by Roger Smith is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0.

Leftovers by Roger Smith is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0.

 A leap of leopards

© Eric Rock

© Eric Rock

A sounder of warthogs

© Patrick Endres

© Patrick Endres

 A dazzle of zebras

dazzle of zebras

@ Eric Rock

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