100+ Animal Group Names you NEED to know in Honour of our Animal Shaped Purse Families
My sweet rainbow rocket pops, we couldn’t be more delighted to announce that the animal shaped purse collection is continuing to grow in new (and downright adorable) ways.
We’re talking purse families.
Nothing less than animal-shaped purse families.
Of course, we’ve had collections of cat purses, flamingo purses, and dinosaur purses for a while now, but we are expanding our offerings to encompass not just wicker bags, but elegant wicker clutches, coin purses, and purse charms for handbags. That’s right, the whole shebang!
So if you’ve fallen head over kitten heels for the now-retired Viv the Unicorn or Belle-phant the Elephant, there are all new (and equally lovable) styles to add to your animal shaped purse family.
And as we’ve started making more styles, it’s become clear that we need the verbage to discuss them properly. We’ve mentioned that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. We’ve even waxed poetic about the wisdom of wombats - but there are so many animal group names out there that you simply don’t (and NEED to) know.
Because animal group names are the BEST. And we will be using them liberally to discuss our growing animal shaped purse families at Wicker Darling.
So get ready to fill your thinker with all manner of animal family names - before we introduce you to our fabulous animal shaped purse families themselves!
100+ animal group names you might not know
You may know about a pack of wolves or a flock of birds, but there are many - MANY - animal group names that you’ve probably never heard of. Some are silly alliterations, others are just downright preposterous.
And that’s why we love them.
We love unusual animal group names so much, in fact, that we’ve decided to share over 100 of them with you today!
1. A congregation of alligators
2. A candle of anteaters
3. A shrewdness of apes
4. A roll of armadillos
5. A cauldron or cloud of bats
6. A sloth or sleuth of bears
7. A swarm, colony, bike, cluster, erst, grist, or rabble of bees
8. A sounder of boar
9. A gang or an obstinacy of buffalo
10. A fluffle of bunnies
11. A caravan or train of camels
12. A glaring, clowder, clutter, pounce, dout, nuisance, or glorying of cats
13. A dash of cassowary
14. A coalition of cheetahs
15. A bed of clams
16. A quiver of cobras
17. A crackle of cockatoos
18. An intrusion of cockroaches
19. A cast of crabs
20. A bask, congregation, or float of crocodiles
21. A murder of crows
22. A herd, pack, gaggle, or terror of dinosaurs
23. A pack, mute (hounds), cowardice (curs), or kennel of dogs
24. An arc, cote, dole, dule, flight, or piteousness of doves
25. A flock, badling, brace, safe, sord, sore, skein, waddling, paddling, or raft of ducks
26. A fling of dugongs
27. A memory, parade, or herd of elephants
28. A cast of falcons
29. A business of ferrets
30. A charm of finches
31. A school or shoal of fish
32. A regiment, flurry, or flamboyance of flamingos
33. A leash, earth, or skulk of foxes
34. An army of frogs
35. An implausibility of gnus
36. A herd, tribe, or trip of goats
37. A gaggle, plump, or wedge of geese
38. A tower of giraffes
39. A whoop of gorillas
40. A horde of hamsters
41. An array of hedgehogs
42. A bloat or thunder of hippopotamuses
43. A charm of hummingbirds
44. A cackle of hyenas
45. A mess of iguanas
46. A prowl or shadow of jaguars
47. A party or scold of jays
48. A smack, bloom, brood, or fluther of jellyfish
49. A troop or mob of kangaroos
50. A convergence of kinkajous
51. A pounce of kittens
52. A loveliness of ladybugs
53. An exaltation of larks
54. A conspiracy of lemurs
55. A leap of leopards
56. A pride of lions
57. A risk of lobsters
58. A richness of mink
59. A labour of moles
60. A committee or delegation of mongooses
61. A troop or barrel of monkeys
62. A blessing of narwhal
63. A consortium of octopi
64. A passel of opossums
65. A team or yoke of oxen
66. A romp, family, or raft of otters
67. A parliament of owls
68. A claw of panthers
69. A pandemonium of parrots
70. An ostentation of peacocks
71. A brief, pod, pouch, scoop, or squadron of pelicans
72. A drift, drove, sounder, team, or passel of pigs
73. An aurora, celebration, or pack of polar bears
74. A prickle of porcupines
75. A pod, school, herd, or turmoil of porpoises
76. A town of prairie dogs
77. A litter of puppies
78. A colony or warren of rabbits
79. A gaze or nursery of raccoons
80. A rhumba of rattlesnakes
81. A colony or mischief of rats
82. An unkindness of ravens
83. A crash of rhinoceroses
84. A shoal of seahorses
85. A rookery of seals
86. A shiver of sharks
87. A surfeit or stench of skunks
88. An audience, squad, or shoal of squid
89. A dray or scurry of squirrels
90. A chattering or murmuration of starlings
91. An ambush or streak of tigers
92. A knot of toads
93. A rafter, gang, or posse of turkeys
94. A bale or nest of turtles
95. A huddle of walruses
96. A gang or sneak of weasels
97. A gam or pod of whales
98. A wisdom of wombats
99. A blessing of unicorns
100. A cohort, dazzle, or zeal of zebras
I could - and would simply love to - go on, but I’ll stop there for today.
Our packs and pounces of animal shaped purses
Now that your mind is filled with more plural animal prose than you could possibly remember - it’s time to discuss the animal groups that matter.
That is, our animal shaped purse families.
Love doggos? Mystical unicorns? Wise elephants? Beaky flamingos? You’re in luck. Our animal shaped purse families include all those amazing critters - and then some!
I’ve been working like a mad scientist to design a whole selection of animal shaped purses and accessories of all shapes and sizes. From mini coin purses to chonky wicker totes. That way, if you are a crazy cat lady, you can have big cat, little cat, orange cat, black cat, and even vegan cat accessories. OH MY!
Because when you love an animal, you can never have enough animal shaped purses to show off your passion. I mean, why have one unicorn when you could have a blessing of them!?
And, this way, I can keep some cat, dog, dino, and other animal shaped purses and accessories in stock and available at all times.
Yes. ALL TIMES.
Of course, we will still be keeping many of our designs as pre-order only, and those designs will continue to be limited-edition artisanal creations. But SOME of our animal shaped purses and accessories will be ready for you to snatch up any time you so choose, making them the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, and ANY days you just need some extra quirk in your life.
So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite animal shaped purse families at Wicker Darling (with more families on the way)!
Our flamboyance of flamingo purses
A flamingo purse started it all at Wicker Darling, so naturally, we now have a flamboyance of them. It all began with Chile the Flamingo, the purse of my dreams that I just couldn’t find - so I made him.
But I couldn’t possibly stop there. No, a thirst for pink flamingo accessories cannot be quenched by simply one bag! So next came the iconic Snow Chile, then the sassy Flamingo Montoya, and soon after, Annie the Anniversary Flamingo.
While I expect to continue adding full size flamingoes to our flock of bird purses, I also have begun to add some small editions to our flamingo purse family - like our adorable flamingo coin purse and wicker purse charm!
Our clowder of cat purses
Say hello to our glorying of cat purses. And how glorious they are!! From Orangey the Cat to Oscar the unsinkable tuxedo tom, to the gorgeous ombre Armel, named after my dear friend.
We all know there is NO such thing as too many cats, so new cats will always be on their way!
Case in point, I’ve recently released a vegan purse in homage to my childhood black cat Vince.
And, for some bitty kitty cuteness, we can’t get enough of our Fortuna the Cat coin purse or our cat purse charm. But there’s more to come, kittens!
Our pack of dog purses
Sausage dog. Weiner. Salchicha. No matter what you call them, dachshunds are iconic. Which is why I’ve made wicker dog purses (Frank and Chorizo) and coin purses (Salami) in their honour!
But stretch-limos aren’t the only playful pups we enjoy around here, and the pack is going to grow exponentially at Wicker Darling. You’ve already seen a glimpse - in the form of our rather distinguished scottie dog coin purse.
Well, dog-lovers rejoice. We have more full-size, clutch, coin purse, and purse charm canines on the way. I mean, have you SEEN my sketch for the corgi purse with the heart shaped bottom? YOU’RE WELCOME.
Our blessing of unicorn purses
Everyone loves a unicorn. They are regal. They are magical. They are graceful and sweet and happy to hold all your essentials. Yes, if you are going to buy any animal shaped purse, a unicorn purse or clutch is a good bet.
You will have fantasy fanatics flocking to your side to admire the glorious mane and splendiferous horn of your unicorn purse. And now, this animal purse family is magically multiplying.
Viv the Unicorn and Victor the Unicorn got a new little sister in the form of our mystical Victoria the Rainbow Unicorn clutch. She’s PERFECT.
We love unicorns so much around here, that you just might see some blessings big and small trot into our workroom.
Our herd of dinosaur purses
Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to spotlight our incredible dinosaur purse family. Largely named after the talented Bronte family, and some seriously amazing female palaeontologists, our dinos have truly left a mark on the world - and our hearts!
Our dinosaur accessories include wicker triceratops purses in three beautiful colours, and two adorable coin purses - one each of triceratops and brontosaurus.
Now you may be wondering - WHERE ARE THE CARNIVORES!?
Well I’ve been working on one for quite a long time, and it just might join the herd in the near future!
More animal shaped purses are on the way!
My assemblage of accessory-collecting anthropoids, brace yourself for a crush of new and growing purse families, each more adorable and ridiculous than the next.
I have parades of elephants, fluffles of bunnies, and all sorts of fun animal shaped purse families headed your way. So GET EXCITED.
With our larger range of offerings, you know we will always have some in-stock options to treat yourself with. And of course, keep your eyes peeled for our regular monthly pre-order drops - because this year has an enviable line-up of artisan wicker handbags!