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Animals in groups

From gaggle to gaze, from troop to parade – discover the unusual and funny collective animal names

18.5.2021

At some point in their lives, most animals will gather into a group of their own kind. Whether for safety in numbers, finding or tracking food, mating and company, even the solitary animals are not usually always alone. When animals do come together, each species has a special official collective name, each as individual and bizarre as the other. Which one is your favourite?

Apes

Shrewdness of Apes


Our ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo takes in orphan orangutans to teach them essential skills so that one day they can return to their natural environment to live freely and independently.

Bears

Sleuth of bears


FOUR PAWS is to working end the keeping of bears in conditions unsuited to bears! We also provide a life-long home for rescued bears in our sanctuaries.

Deer

Herd of deer


Read the story of orphan roe deer Ruffy who now lives a wonderful life at our TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Cats (Wild)

Destruction of wild cats


See some of the rescued European Wild Cats who were rehabilitated at our TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary and released back into the wild.

Cats (Domestic)

Clowder of domestic cats


Do you have a pet cat? Or maybe you are looking to give a home to a feline friend. Find out all you need to know about responsible pet ownership.

Cattle

Mob of cattle


Sadly cattle as some of the most abused animals, as they are farmed for their milk and meat. What suffering is behind your glass of milk?

Chickens

Brood of chickens


Hens are still suffering in narrow cages within Europe for their egg production. They are curious creatures who even teach sounds to their chicks while they are still in the egg, find out more.

Dogs

Pack of dogs


In Southeast Asia, an estimated 10 millions dogs are eaten in the dog and cat meat trade every year. Find out the truth about this cruel trade.
 

Elephants

Parade of elephants


We rescued elephant Kaavan, our heaviest rescue to date, from a lonely life in a Pakistani zoo to a sanctuary in Cambodia!

Foxes

Earth of foxes


Every year, millions of foxes are abused and killed for their fur. Thankfully, our rescue foxes will never fall victim to such cruelty, and instead live the life of peace and safety he deserves.

Goats

Tribe of goats


Did you know that goats are extremely intelligent and curious? Sadly, they are very often not given credit for being the smart and loving creatures they actually are. Find out more about goats.

Gorillas

Troop of gorillas


We are supporting the work to help rescued gorillas be released into the wild! Find out more.

Geese

Gaggle of geese


Down is a common filling material used in fashion and textiles worldwide, but there is a dark side to this fluffy textile, with millions of geese enduring horrific suffering for their feathers.

Leopards

Leap of leopards


Rescued leopard Bakari made a very impressive journey from our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary in the Netherlands to our LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa!

Lions

Pride of lions


In South Africa, animals are bred to be killed in canned hunting! Find out more about how lions and other animals suffer.

 

Pigs

Drift of pigs


Pigs in intensive livestock farming are subjected to painful mutilations. These operations are carried out without anaesthesia!

Rabbits

Colony of rabbits


Rabbits are inquisitive critters who like to explore and have fun. FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling and ownership of pet rabbits

Raccoons

Gaze of raccoons


gaze, boars (group of males), sows (group of females) of raccoons!

Did you know raccoons have hypersensitive front paws, which the can heighten by getting them wet? Read more!

Squirrels

 Scurry of squirrels


If you find a baby squirrel all alone, make sure you know what to do to save that squirrels life!

Sheep

Flock of sheep


Many sheep suffer horrendously for the bloody business of sheep wool production. Did you know that every year millions of lambs are subject to cruel mutilations for our clothing?

Tigers

Ambush of tigers


The commercial trade with captive tigers is legal and out of control throughout the EU. We’re fighting to change that. Help us ban the #RuthlessTrade.

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