African Safari Wildlife Group Names and Identify Origins

African Safari Wildlife Group Names and Identify Origins

Collective Names:

Antelope – herd, cluster, tribe

Apes – shrewdness, troop

Badgers – cete, colony

Cats (Wild) – destruction, dowt, dout

Cheetah – coalition

Elephant – parade, herd

Giraffe – tower, corps, journey, team

Hedgehogs – array, prickle

Hippo – raft, pod, bloat, thunder, school

Hyaena – clan

Impala – rank

Jackal – skulk

Leopard – leap, lepe

Lion – delight, sault, sowse

Monkeys – shrewdness, cartload, troop, troup

Mongoose – business enterprise

Pigs (Wild) – sounder

Rhino – crash, stubbornness, herd

Wild Doggy – pack

Wildebeest – implausibility, herd

Zebra – dazzle, zeal, cohort

Name Origins:

Aardvark: Afrikaans phrase translation “earth pig” as ears and nose resemble those of a pig, also burrows a great deal.

Bat-eared fox: Refers to the huge ears resembling those people of egyptian slit-faced bat

Blesbok: Afrikaans word translation “bald buck” referring to the white blaze on the experience

Bushbaby: Lives in the “bush” and their contact sounds like that of a crying infant

Caracal: From the Turkish name “garah-gulak” this means black ear, with reference to the black ear tufts

Cheetah: Hindu term “chita” which means “noticed 1”

Duiker: Afrikaans meaning “diver” from the action of the antelope when managing away

Eland: Dutch term for elk, considered to be related or related

Elephant: Greek word “elphas” and latin term “elephantus” for the species

Gemsbok: Dutch word “gems” indicating chamois in reference to colour

Genet: Identify of place in Spain the species inhabited in the 18th century

Giraffe: Arabic phrase “xirapha” indicating “a person who walks swiftly”

Hartebeest: Afrikaans term translation “heart cow” with reference to the form of the horns

Hippopotamus: Greek “(h)ippo” indicating horse, and “pot-amus” indicating flowing river ñ a river horse

Honey Badger: Eats honey, badger from French term “becheur” which means digger

Impala: Zulu identify “imphala” and Tswana title “phala” for the species

Jackal: Persian identify “sagal” for the golden jackal

Klipspringer: Afrikaans word translation “stone jumper” with reference to the bounding motion in rocky habitat

Kudu: Khoikhoi title for the species

Leopard: Greek text “pardus” for panther and “leo” for lion, shortened to leopard from leopardus

Lion: Greek term “leon” for the species

Mongoose: Indian name “mangus” for the species

Nyala: Zulu name “iNxala” for the species

Pangolin: Malay identify for “peng-goling” for the species, which implies “the roller” from their practice of rolling into a ball for protection

Porcupine: Greek phrase “porcus” meaning pig and “spina” that means species, direct translation “spined pig”

Rhinoceros: Greek phrase “rhis” this means nose and “keras” this means horn, immediate translation “nose horn”

Springbok: Afrikaans indicating “jumping back” in reference to their one of a kind jumping motion referred to as “pronking”

Warthog: Refers to the outgrowths or warts on the encounter

Zebra: Portuguese or Italian title of the species in the Congo area

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