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 (1313 votes)


I was born in 2005 i am dragon ?

Hi GoldSunspotFish,

If you were born in 2005, you are a rooster.

Next year, 2017 is the year of the rooster too!


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

I was born 2004. I am the rabbit too.

i was born in 2004 am i rabbit umm?plz help me

Hi SportyMoonstone200,

2004 was the year of the monkey.


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

thank u so so so much i was born in the year of monkey

Lose cat! Sad,because cat drowned!

Hi GoldFireFan!

It is sad, but we think the cat just swam away :-)

LearnEnglish Kids team

tell you something...

i am Chinese.

Hi PurpleTomato40,your animal is monkey. Mines is dog