The Zoo

Mount Anville Primary School, 4th Class, 12 September 2016

Hello, my name is George. I live in the wild. Today, while I was out eating leaves, I saw hunters try to take my mother. 

My brothers, sisters and I were worried.

We tried to help. We saved our mother and we ran away. 

Then I saw my best friend, Fred the Fly. 

“I need help, Fred,” I said. 

“For what?” replied Fred.

“There are hunters everywhere. Can you get us to a safe place?” I asked him. 

“I can’t help, I’m just a fly,” said Fred.

“But you can spy on them,” I pointed out. 

Fred went off to spy on the hunters. When he came back, he told us that the hunters planned to capture us and take us to the zoo. I was terrified. 

Later that night, we were asleep under a tree. The hunters snuck up on us. They caught us in huge nets and brought us to a cave. They had hidden a series of trucks in the cave. They put us to sleep and loaded us in. 

When I woke up, I realised I had been separated from my family. I opened my eyes to a jungle. I got up to search for my family but then I saw big metal bars in front of me and lots of people staring at me.

A big, scary man with a beard, and braces on his teeth, came into the enclosure and placed leaves on the ground. 

“COME HERE!” he shouted. 

I was terrified. I didn’t know what to do. I thought he wanted me to dance so I did. The people started to laugh. 

The man stared at me in a strange way...