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Wildlife Whispers...

Talking about the animals

by Dee Walmsley,
Clever's Nature Writer

a pony
Q: Is it a flock of ponies?
A: No, it's a string of ponies!

This month let's have a little fun as we learn more about animals.

Q: how many of these can you name?

For example, you know that more than one sheep is a flock, but what is it for:


rhinoceroses
pups
ponies
lions
elephants
kittens
leopards
seals
bears
asses
whales
rabbits
elk
foxes
roebucks
ferrets
hogs
goats
badgers
cattle
boars
hares
mules
apes
colts
horses
wolves
moles
swine
kangaroos
cats

Answers: 
It's a crash of rhinoceroses,
pups-litter
ponies-string
lions-pride
elephants-herd
kittens-litter, kindle, or kendel
leopards-leap
seals-pod
bears-slueth
asses-herd
whales-gam
rabbits-nest
elk-gang
foxes-leash or skulk
roebucks herd
ferrets-business
hogs-drift
goats-herd, tribe or trip
badgers-cete
cattle-drove or herd
boars-sounder
hares-down or husk
mules-herd or span
apes-band
colts-rag
horses-herd, pair, or team
wolves-pack
moles-labor
swine-sounder
kangaroos-troop
cats-clowder or clutter

Animulls: (animal puns:-)
1- What animal should your uncle's wife avoid at all costs?
2- What animals should never be invited to card games?
3- What animal do bald men especially want?
4- What animal does not want to share the bushes around your house with
anyone?
5- What animal comes to mind when your wife sends you on many errands?
6- What animal doesn't your face want two of on a cold day?
7- What animals are sought by every newspaper in the world?
8- What animals bring to mind pigs in a forest?
9- What animals remind you of mothers singing high notes?
10-What animal was in young George Washington's personal disfavor?

Answers:
1- anteater
2- Cheetahs
3- Hare
4- Hedgehog
5- Gopher
6- Chinchilla
7- Gnus
8 - Porcupine
9- Llamas
10- Lions


Dee Walmsley is Clever's nature writer. She would love to hear from you.

To contact Dee: deew74@shaw.ca

 

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