The Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out!

Traditional story adapted by Sue Clarke | Animation by Cambridge English Online


There are twelve animals in the story. Which one is your favourite? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.2 (1312 votes)


yes ilike the story   cat is  nice

 i am a tiger im gonna eat you all. hahaha.. ^,..,^

Im Dragon. I have birthday 29 january :)

i like the  rooster

i like a cat

I like it but ,what happens with the cat?

The fantastic  story  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5

I've always wondered how the animals got each year.
I'm a DRAGON my Bday is 22 December.

Why does the cat always chase the rat?
Long time ago, the Jade emperor called all the animals to his birthday party and asked them to have a race. He decided to give a name to each year. All the animals jumped into the river except the dragon because the dragon could fly. The cat and the rat couldn’t swim, so they asked the Ox to help them cross the river. The ox took them to cross the river. Before they came to the land, the rat pushed the cat into the river. The cat spent the whole day on getting to the land. When it arrived, the race was over. The cat was very angry. The cat is still chasing the rat because it wants to know why the rat pushed it into the water!!!!

I think the rat is the most brilliant animal because it doesn't spend hours on eating, taking bath or sleeping so it can be the first. And I think the pig is the most stupid.


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