animal group


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Noun1.animal group - a group of animalsanimal group - a group of animals      
biological group - a group of plants or animals
team - two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
brood - the young of an animal cared for at one time
flock - a group of birds
fold, flock - a group of sheep or goats
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
herd - a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
herd - a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra
pack - a group of hunting animals
pod - a group of aquatic mammals
pride - a group of lions
clowder - a group of cats
shoal, school - a large group of fish; "a school of small glittering fish swam by"
caste - in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
colony - (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell
warren - a colony of rabbits
breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
drove - a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
litter - the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
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Animal group 'Viva' found pigs with deep wounds and severe infections, dead and dying piglets and breeding sows confined to metal cages so small they were unable to turn around.
Today's birds have the smallest genomes among amniotes, the animal group that includes mammals, reptiles, and birds.
A campaigner from animal group Peta, which claims breeding pedigrees is cruel, protested as the winner was announced.
According to the authors, although "they do not enjoy an excessive level of public sympathy", spiders are an important animal group for humans, since they free us of a large number of pest insects and are "very important" predators in the functioning of natural systems.
Terry Erwin, that is the highest estimated diversity per unit area in the world for any plant or animal group.
He added the animal group has repeatedly warned that wild Traveller horses in the area are going to cause a road death.
"It's the first time cannibalism has been shown as a force in animal group movements," says Simpson.
There is no animal group that can equal it for speed or diversity of disguise.
Both sides had similar web addresses - www.wwf.com for the wrestling and www.wwf.org for the animal group which still uses WWF in its panda logo.
Another animal group spokesman said: "It was just as well there was an enormous public outcry to delay the decision to destroy her."
Mean difference 4.50+-0.43 g/dl was noted between infected and healthy animal group which is a significant decrease with p-value = 0.004< ([alpha] = 0.10).
'We must, however, keep an eye on unusual growth in the food and live animal group (of food imports) because that is where lots of finished food products, besides pulses and vegetables, are accounted for,' explains a senior official of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.

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