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In the English language, we have collective nouns which we use to refer to groups of certain creatures.

 

Here are some examples inside the spoiler.

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Apes: a shrewdness
    Badgers: a cete
    Bats: a colony, cloud or camp
    Bears: a sloth or sleuth
    Bees: a swarm
    Buffalo: a gang or obstinacy
    Camels: a caravan
    Cats: a clowder or glaring; Kittens: a litter or kindle; Wild cats: a destruction
    Cobras: a quiver
    Crocodiles: a bask
    Crows: a murder
    Dogs: a pack; Puppies: a litter
    Donkeys: a drove
    Eagles: a convocation
    Elephants: a parade
    Elk: a gang or a herd
    Falcons: a cast
    Ferrets: a business
    Fish: a school
    Flamingos: a stand
    Foxes: a skulk or leash
    Frogs: an army
    Geese: a gaggle
    Giraffes: a tower
    Gorillas: a band
    Hippopotami: a bloat
    Hyenas: a cackle
    Jaguars: a shadow
    Jellyfish: a smack
    Kangaroos: a troop or mob
    Lemurs: a conspiracy
    Leopards: a leap
    Lions: a pride
    Moles: a labor
    Monkeys: a barrel or troop
    Mules: a pack
    Otters: a family
    Oxen: a team or yoke
    Owls: a parliament
    Parrots: a pandemonium
    Pigs: a drift or drove (younger pigs), or a sounder or team (older pigs)
    Porcupines: a prickle
    Rabbits: a herd
    Rats: a colony
    Ravens: an unkindness
    Rhinoceroses: a crash
    Shark: a shiver
    Skunk: a stench
    Snakes: a nest
    Squirrels: a dray or scurry
    Stingrays: a fever
    Swans: a bevy or game (if in flight: a wedge)
    Tigers: an ambush or streak
    Toads: a knot
    Turkeys: a gang or rafter
    Turtles: a bale or nest
    Weasels: a colony, gang or pack
    Whales: a pod, school, or gam
    Wolves: a pack
    Zebras: a zeal

 

But what about the creatures of the ARK?

Let's see who can come up with amusing and fitting names for groups of ARK's many creatures, try and take their traits and people's general impression of them into account!

 

I'll start, Bloodstalkers are truly foul and unclean creatures. They become friends with you if you offer your blood to them, they stick their claws in your back in order to let you ride them, they eat meat at an alarming rate even as babies by using 2 of their legs to noisily shovel it into their mouths.

When a Bloodstalker grabs prey it reels it in and feeds on its blood while it still lives, and then discards the carcass unwanted to rot and fester in the heat..

 

A festering of Bloodstalkers! Try it out for your favourite, or most hated creature both tameable and not.

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7 hours ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

A Rage of Megatherium

Nice! Nothing like seeing one flail its arms in the air in anger at being disturbed as it prepares to clap them cheeks.

 

6 hours ago, Hemplethwaite said:

A Hemorrhoid of pegomastax 

lmao perfect, I hate them with a passion I think it's the way they look back at you as they are running off with your stuff that winds me up the most.

The feel of freshly having been wiped, back on the beach with your campfire about to feed your starving self with some cooked meat and out of the bushes comes this unsightly little scrotum of a creature to bag it up and raptor off back into the undergrowth as you give chase, weak and about to pass out from hunger.

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It may just be me but I find it easier to give a collective noun to the annoying creatures, with so many viable options for each I went for alliteration for consistency ( I know I clearly have way too much spare time and nothing better to do ) 

An Irritation of Ichthyornis

A Maddening of Microraptors

A Perturbation of Purlovia

An Assault of Allosaurus 

A Terrorization of Troodon

A Chaos of Compsognathus

A Tyranny of Thylacoleo

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