Names for groups of animals include pods of whales, exaltations of larks, knots of toads, packs of dogs, parliaments of owls and sloths of bears. In addition, cattle, horses and deer are all grouped into herds.
Other group names for animals include clans of hyenas, prides of lions and peacocks, tribes of monkeys, cries of hounds, litters of puppies and kittens, corps of giraffes, mobs of kangaroos, trips of goats, sounders of pigs, shrewdnesses of apes, flocks of sheep, clowders or clusters of cats and colonies of bats. Names for groups of birds include a murder of crows, a brood of hens, a rafter of turkeys and a volerie of birds. Fish come in schools, and ants come in colonies.Learn More
There are seven primary groups of invertebrates in the animal kingdom. They are sponges, ctenophores, cnidarians, echinoderms, worms, mollusks and arthropods.Full Answer >
Dogs are red-green colorblind. They have only two cones in their retinas, allowing them to see yellows and blues. To a dog, orange, red and green all appear to be the same brownish-yellow color. Dogs can perceive blue colors very well.Full Answer >
Dogs do indeed have lips. The pendulous upper lips in some breeds are called flews. In addition to their primary function of protecting the teeth, dogs' lips are also used to send signals via body language and to help channel scents to the nose.Full Answer >
Although it is hard to obtain reliable figures for some countries, in 2012 the total number of dogs in the world was at least 525 million. The United States alone had over 73 million.Full Answer >