Animal Group and Sex/Gender Names

How much fun is a kindle of kittens? If you have several gerbils you have a horde. What are collective names for other animals?

The University of Alberta Biological Sciences department has posted a table that lists baby, sex/gender, and group names for mammals.

A great source for collective nouns is An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton ( Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking.1991.) This book is located at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, opens a new window and is for library use only. Call Infoline at (520) 791-4010 or contact AskALibrarian, opens a new window to have staff check this resource.


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