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)


Hello everyone
I enjoyed this story and have been learning about the year of the Rabbit.
Those born under this sign are affectionate, talented, obliging, always pleasant, valuing security and tranquility. They have a tendency to get too sentimental and superficial and to avoid conflict and emotional involvement. Being cautious and conservative, they usually take no risk and are successful in business. They would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor. Their best life partners are Sheep or Pigs instead of Roosters.
I was born in the year of the Sheep and so we make good friends to rabbits!
Edouard, France

Happy new year everyone - it is now the year of the RABBIT!
 Alexandre, France

i did not like the rat's behaviour

my date of birth is in may so i am a dragon
i like to help other people
bye for now

the rat is bad and iam a cat and u boys are  lions and girls are cat s so bye i have to go now bye i have to read stories i will see you nest time and iam girl. so bye now.


I'm tiger.I don't like the rat.Because it's very bad


Hello my birth day is on apr 13 2002

I think that the rat is the most intelligent because it is fast although it did not won fairly.