Did you know that there are special words used when referring to a group of animals? You've probably already heard of a herd of elephants, but did you know that a group of crows is called a murder? Pretty sinister-sounding, isn't it?
Here are some more collective nouns that you may find interesting.
An army of ants
A flock of birds
A rabble of butterflies
A clowder of cats
A brood of chickens
A pack of dogs
A pod of dolphins
A swarm of eels
A school of fish
A smack of jellyfish
A mob of kangaroos
A pride of lions
A lounge of lizards
A horde of mice
A tribe of monkeys
A parliament of owls
A bed of oysters
A colony of penguins
A bury of rabbits
A plague of rats
An ambush of tigers
Some of these collective nouns are interesting because they have a very different meaning when used without the animal.
Brood - (verb) To think too much, appearing distant from those around you.
Pod - (noun) The outer casing where peas are kept before they are removed in order to be eaten.
Swarm - (verb) To attack something from all sides, like a million ants converging on one location.
Smack - (verb) To hit something with your hand, with the target usually being someone's face.
Mob - (noun) A large, unruly gathering of people. You can find mobs during public protests.
Pride - (noun) Feeling great about yourself, your roots, and what you have accomplished.
Lounge - (noun) The room where you go to relax before a flight.
Parliament - (noun) An elected body of government.
Bury - (verb) To put something into the ground and cover it with dirt.
Plague - (noun) A highly contagious disease.
Ambush - (verb) To catch the enemy unawares in a trap.