A Team By No Other Name

A congregation of alligators; swarm of bees, pack of wolves, a kettle of vultures or a zeal of zebras. We have a lot of special names for groups of animals. When animals group together they are together for a particular purpose.   These animals either protecting each other from predators or they may be the predators hunting together for the prey. If animals would be out for their own self-interest, or if they were competing for limited resources, they would stay by themselves. There are no names for a collection of otherwise solitary animals except a group.

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

A Flamboyance of Flamingos

Humans spend a lot of time together. For what particular purpose are we together? If in reality, we are out for our own self-interest or if we are competing for resources, we properly call ourselves a group. Only if we are acting for a particular purpose, all of us, can we call a collection of humans a team.

For more fun names of collaborative animals, check out http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html

Jonathan Shaver