Animals (part 2) 三頭、四羽、子猿、子象、群れ

So, today is my second and final post on animal words.  Let’s start.

  1.   One fish,  two fish,  a baby fish is called a fry (かわいそう), and a group of fish is called a school.Physics - Fluid Interactions Help Fish in a School Swim Faster
  2.   One octopus, two octopuses, a baby octopus is called a hatchling, and a group of octopuses is called a consortium.
  3. One alligator, two alligators, a baby alligator is called a hatchling, and a group of alligators is called a congregation. (とてもへん).Congregation of American Alligators (Alligator mississippi… | Flickr
  4.   One bear, two bears, a baby bear is called a cub, and a group of bears is called a sloth, or a sleuth.Get Bear Smart – Black Bears | The Winton Foundation for the ...
  5.   One cheetah, two cheetahs, a baby cheetah is called a cub and group of cheetahs is called a coalition.Fast Five" Cheetah Coalition take down a Wildebeest - YouTube
  6.   One elephant, two elephants, a baby elephant is called a calf and a group of elephants is called a parade!A Parade of Elephants | tjfeeley9 | Flickr
  7.  One kangaroo, two kangaroos (or roos), a baby kangaroo is called a joey and a group of kangaroos is called a mob.10 Interesting Kangaroo Facts (With images) | Kangaroo facts ...
  8.   One giraffe, two giraffes, a baby giraffe is called a calf and a group of giraffes is called a tower (of course).  A tower of giraffes - Jim Zuckerman Photography
  9.   One ape, two apes, a baby ape is called an infant, and a group of apes is called a shrewdness.  (strange).Ten of the best collective nouns | Books | The Guardian
  10.   Okay, 11 is not actually an animal, but it was interesting and I have been fighting them this week in my garden!!  One caterpillar, two caterpillars, a baby caterpillar is called a larvae, and a group of caterpillars is called an ARMY!  That’s right!  That’s how I feel.

Army worms retreat: no invasion in 2016 | Duluth News Tribune

Today’s song The Unicorn Song – The Irish Rovers

A long time ago when the earth was green
And there was more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen
They’d run around free while the earth was being born
But the loveliest of them all was the Unicorn

There were green alligators and long necked geese
Some humpty-back camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn

Now God seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
And He says “Stand back, I’m going to make it rain.”
He says “Hey brother Noah, I’ll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo. And take some of them…

Green alligators and long necked geese
Some humpty-back camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
Don’t you forget My Unicorn.”

Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started fallin
He marched in the animals two by two
And he called out as they went through, “Hey Lord, I got your…”

Green alligators and long necked geese
Some humpy-back camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord I’m so forlorn
I just can’t see no Unicorn.”