En el zoológico

"En el zoológico" is a wild adventure in learning Spanish, where animals and surprises await Studycat and friends.


About the En el zoológico story

Join Studycat and her friends for a day filled with wonder and discoveries at the zoo! From towering giraffes to tiny spiders, every encounter is an opportunity to learn and grow. This story is perfect for young learners to practice Spanish, enrich their vocabulary with animal names, and explore the reactions and emotions that new experiences can bring.

Let’s jump in!

En el zoológico

Narrator: Studycat y sus amigos van al zoológico.

Tom, Ali: ¡El zoológico! ¡Que bien!

Narrator: Miran a los animales.

Narrator: Ven algo marrón y blanco.

Kitty: ¿Qué es eso?

Tom, Bob, Kitty: Es una jirafa.

Narrator: Ven algo pequeño y negro.

Kitty: ¿Qué es eso?

All: Es una araña.

Narrator: Tom se asusta.

Narrator: Ven algo largo y marrón.

Kitty: ¿Qué son esos?

Narrator: ¡Son monos!

Kitty: ¿Qué es eso?

Narrator: Es un cocodrilo.

Narrator: Van al restaurante.

Kitty: ¿Qué es eso?

All: ¡Es Bob!

Spanish practice exercises

After a day at the zoo with Studycat and friends, here are some engaging exercises to help young learners dive deeper into the story and sharpen their Spanish skills.

Vocabulary match-up

Match the animals with their descriptions: a. una jirafa b. una araña c. un mono d. un cocodrilo

  1. A large, long-necked animal with brown and white patches
  2. A small, eight-legged creature, often found making webs
  3. A long, green reptile known for its powerful jaws
  4. An agile animal with a long tail, known for swinging from trees

Comprehension questions

  1. Why are Tom and Ali excited at the beginning of the story?
    • a) They are going to the zoo.
    • b) They are going home.
    • c) They are going to the restaurant.
  2. What animal scares Tom?
    • a) The giraffe
    • b) The spider
    • c) The crocodile
  3. Where do the friends go at the end of their zoo visit?
    • a) To the gift shop
    • b) To the restaurant
    • c) Home


Vocabulary Match-Up: a. 1, b. 2, c. 4, d. 3 Comprehension Questions: 1. a, 2. b, 3. b

This vibrant tale takes young readers on a joyful journey through the zoo, introducing them to a variety of animals and highlighting the excitement of exploring new places. It’s a reminder that adventure awaits at every corner, and sometimes, the most surprising discoveries are the ones we least expect—like finding a friend where we least expect them!

Until our next adventure, keep exploring the wide world of Spanish and all the wonders it can reveal.

At the zoo