What Do You Call a Group of Goats?

A group of goats is called a tribe or a trip, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Animal groups often have names that seem strange, and these names vary from species to species.

The right word for a group of goats is different from the right word for groups of other animals. A group of sheep, for example, is called a drove, a flock, or a herd. These are pretty common words, but they shouldn’t be used to describe groups of goats.

Other interesting nouns for groups of mammals include a prickle of porcupines, a romp of otters, a bloat of hippopotamuses, a tower of giraffes, and a shrewdness of apes.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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