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)


ilike the cat  saaaaaaad

Hello everybody! I like this story...but...poor cat!!! And I hate the rat!
PS:in our country we've got the cat's year!!!
PSPS: I forgot to write, that I read the same poem...

hello! i want to be your friend! i enjoy this story too!!! where are you from? what is your name? my name is Sally and i live in London! please? write to me!!!

HELLO!!!! MY NAME IS RITA!!!! I AM RUSSIAN!!!! ))))))))

 it was an ambitious story truly lovable

 I was born on July 30 2000 . I dont know which zodiac I am . I will ask my mother later :)

why does the cat dies?

 yeah, why does the cat die ? I love cat so much .

great i like it......................

I don't like the rat X-(
She is very clever but... poor cat!
And finally, the emperor forget the cat and the cat hasn´t any month for him.
And the ox arrived before the rat! The rat must to have the second month, not the first!