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Group of wild animals was curious, reportedly (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pride

'group of wild animals' is the definition.
(a group of lions)

'was curious reportedly' is the wordplay.
'was curious' becomes 'pried' (to pry is to be excessively curious).
'reportedly' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'pried' sounds like 'PRIDE'.

(Other definitions for pride that I've seen before include "Group of lions", "Arrogance - self-respect", "Company of lions", "They say it comes before a fall", "Dignity".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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