a Four armadillos drive small cars. The armadillos are wearing fezs.
a

Fez of Armadillos

Only one type of armadillo can curl itself into a little ball — the 3-banded armadillo.1

Good thing the rest of them have those tiny cars so that they can get away from predators.

b Five bears dressed up as Sherlock Holmes.
b

Sleuth of Bears

A bear’s sense of smell is greater than any other mammal.2

They may smell food and criminals from over two miles away.

c Many crows flying in the shape of a skull.
c

Murder of Crows

Crows will eat almost anything.3

Their diet may include bugs, fruits, grains, small animals, enemies, fast food, and garbage.

d Four ducks dressed up as the members of the A-Team.
d

Team of Ducks

Ducks can see nearly 340 degrees.4

That means they are excellent for reconnaissance and spy work.

e Elephants are marching in a parade as confetti is falling from the sky.
e

Parade of Elephants

Elephants walk in a line for protection and so that the group knows where to go.6

They are booked up for appearances until Thanksgiving of 2027.

f A group of flamingos are wearing bright capes and sunglasses.
f

Flamboyance of Flamingos

Elephants walk in a line for protection and so that the group knows where to go.6

They are booked up for appearances until Thanksgiving of 2027.

g Giraffes standing on top of each others backs.
g

Tower of Giraffes

Giraffes can have necks, and legs, up to six feet long.7

They can clean second story windows without having to form a tower, but they just like stacking themselves up.

h Four hedgehogs in a row. There is a bracket on each end of the row.
h

Array of Hedgehogs

A hedgehog’s name comes from the fact that it lives in hedges and grunts like a pig.8

Good thing they’re adorable and amazing at math.

i Four iguanas making a mess.
i

Mess of Iguanas

Iguanas have three eyes — the third one is called a parietal eye and it senses light, darkness, and predators. 9

They’re not supposed to get pudding in it.

j A large group of jellyfish.
j

Bloom of Jellyfish

Jellyfish are 95% water, have been around for 600 million years, and some glow in the dark.10

They are blooming amazing.

k Two kangaroos are driving an antique get away car. They are shooting at something to the left. Money flits about them.
k

Mob of Kangaroos

Kangaroos are excellent bank robbers as long as they don’t have to walk backwards.

Because they can’t.11

L Two kangaroos are driving an antique get away car. They are shooting at something to the left. Money flits about them.
L

Conspiracy of Lemurs

Lemurs get in “stink” fights where they make their tails extra smelly and shake them at each other.12

They also think the moon landing didn’t happen.

m Moles dressed as construction workers at a job site.
m

Labor of Moles

Moles can dig up to 20 meters (about 65 feet) of tunnels a day.13

Productivity is their middle name!

n 3 nightingales perched on top of a Neighborhood Watch sign.
n

Watch of Nightingales

Nightingales are surprisingly hard to see, which makes them perfect for early warning alarm systems.

Unfortunately, they tend to break into one of the 190 songs they know.14

p Three embarrassed pandas.
p

Embarrassment of Pandas

Pandas hate being around other pandas so much that they use their sense of smell to know when others are around so that they can be avoided.16

They are the most introverted of introverts.

q A grid of quails of all shapes and sizes.
q

Bevy of Quails

Quails would rather run from threats than fly away.17

Bold choice.

r Two rhinos charging at each other.
r

Crash of Rhinos

Rhinoceroses use poop to mark their territory and leave messages to each other.18

I’m still giggling about this fact.

s Three sloths in a bed.
s

Bed of Sloths

Sloths sleep for around 15 hours per day.19

They have permanent bed head.

t A group of angry turkeys.
t

Gang of Turkeys

Turkeys’ heads change color depending on their mood.20

Blue means excited, red means angry, polka–dotted means they’re feeling a bit silly.

u A group of urials staring.
u

Herd of Urials

Urials have been found living upwards of 19,690 feet.21

Hopefully when they bonk heads they don’t fall down from somewhere that high.

v Vultures lined up. They are wearing ties and have briefcases.
v

Committee of Vultures

Vultures will vomit to ward off predators22 as well as businessmen that they don’t agree with.

w Three wombats, one with a witch's hat and a staff. Tentacles are above them.
w

Wisdom of Wombats

Wombats have the largest brain of any marsupial and the toughest butts.23

They use their butts to protect their homes, and this dimension.

x Three frogs, each with army helmets. One is in a tank.
x

Army of Xenopus

Xenopus, or African Clawed Frogs, have the ability to change their coloring to camouflage themselves in different surroundings.24

This makes them excellent infantry soldiers.

y A grid of yellowjackets. They have tri-cornered hats on.
y

Colony of Yellowjackets

Yellowjacket colonies can have somewhere between 1,000 and 100,000 residents!25

And they will not think twice to kick you out of your house.

z Three zebras flying through air, rainbows trailing behind them.
z

Dazzle of Zebras

Zebras have black skin with white stripes making up their coats.26

And they look good.

Endnotes

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  3. Parr, Cynthia S. "American Crow." BioKIDS. The Regents of the University of Michigan. 1 Oct. 2014. www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Corvus_brachyrhynchos. 17 Feb. 2017.
  4. Checkett, Mike. Young, Matt. "Amazing Waterfowl Facts." Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/amazing-waterfowl-facts. 17 Feb. 2017.
  5. Williams, Helena. "Six facts about elephant families." The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media Ltd. 19 Dec. 2013. www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/six-facts-about-elephant-families-9015298.html. 11 Feb. 2017.
  6. English, Micaela. "14 Things You Didn't Know About the Flamingo." Town & Country Magazine. Hearst Communications, Inc. 15 Apr. 2015. www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/news/a3040/14-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-flamingo/. 17 Feb. 2017.
  7. "Giraffe." San Diego Zoo: Animals & Plants. San Diego Zoo Global. animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/giraffe. 17 Feb. 2017.
  8. "Hedgehog." National Geographic. National Geographic Partners, LLC. 10 Mar. 2011. www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/h/hedgehog. 18 Feb. 2017.
  9. "Facts About Iguanas." Active Wild. 11 Apr. 2015. www.activewild.com/facts-about-iguanas/. 17 Feb. 2017.
  10. "Our Favorite Jellyfish Facts." WATERblog. National Geographic. 3 Nov. 2016. aqua.org/blog/2016/november/jellyfish-facts. 17 Feb. 2017.
  11. "Kangaroo Mob: Kangaroo Fact Sheet." Nature. WNET. 10 Jan. 2012. . www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/kangaroo-mob-kangaroo-fact-sheet/7444/. 17 Feb. 2017.
  12. "Eleven Leaping Lemur Facts." WWF. World Wildlife Fund. 16 Jun. 2010. www.worldwildlife.org/blogs/good-nature-travel/posts/eleven-leaping-lemur-facts. 18 Feb. 2017.
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  16. Bradford, Alina. "Giant Panda Facts." Live Science. Purch. 26 Sep. 2014. www.livescience.com/27335-giant-pandas.html. 17 Feb. 2017.
  17. "Scaled Quail." All About Birds. 2015. Cornell University. 17 Feb. 2017. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Scaled_Quail/lifehistory. 17 Feb. 2017.
  18. "Fun Rhino Facts." Save the Rhino. Save the Rhino International www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/for_kids/everything_rhino. 17 Feb. 2017.
  19. "7 Surprising Sloth Facts." WWF. World Wildlife Fund. www.worldwildlife.org/stories/7-surprising-sloth-facts. 18 Feb. 2017.
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  21. Bradford, Alina. "Facts About Sheep." Live Science. Purch. 11 Nov. 2015. www.livescience.com/52755-sheep-facts.html. 17 Feb. 2017.
  22. Lombardi, Linda. "10 Fascinating Facts About Vultures." vetStreet. Vetstreet. 5 Sep. 2013. www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/10-fascinating-facts-about-vultures. 17 Feb. 2017.
  23. Vartan, Starre. "Amazing Natural Packaging: The Wombat's Super Butt!" Inhabitat. Inhabitat.com. 4 Sep. 2011. inhabitat.com/amazing-natural-packaging-the-wombats-reinforced-rump/. 17 Feb. 2017.
  24. "African Clawed Frog." Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. 25 Apr. 2016. The Smithsonian Institution. nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/african-clawed-frog. 17 Feb. 2017.
  25. "How Big Does a Yellow Jacket Nest Get?" Orkin. Orkin, LLC. www.orkin.com/stinging-pests/yellow-jackets/how-big-does-a-yellow-jacket-nest-get/. 17 Feb. 2017.
  26. Bradford, Alina. "Zebra Facts." Live Science. Purch. 17 Oct. 2014. www.livescience.com/27443-zebras.html. 15 Feb. 2017.