At the Zoo by A. A. Milne

Here’s a poem called At the Zoo by A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh

At the Zoo

Photo of a Lion

There are lions and roaring tigers,

Photo of a Tiger

and enormous camels and things,

Photo of Camels

There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons,

Photo of Bison

and a great big bear with wings.

Photo of a Bear with Wings

There’s a sort of a tiny potamus,

Photo of a Tiny Hippopotamus

and a tiny nosserus too-

Photo of a Tiny Rhinoceros

But I gave buns to the elephant

Photo of an Elephant and a Bun

when I went down to the Zoo!

There are badgers and bidgers and bodgers,

Photo of a Badger

and a Super-in-tendent’s House,

Photo of the Superintendent's House

There are masses of goats, and a Polar,

Photo of Goats

Photo of a Polar Bear

and different kinds of mouse,

Picture of Mice

And I think there’s a sort of a something

which is called a wallaboo*-

Photo of a Wallaby

But I gave buns to the elephant

Photo of an Elephant and a Bun

when I went down to the Zoo!

If you try to talk to the bison,

Photo of Bison

he never quite understands;

You can’t shake hands with a mingo**-

Photo of a Mingo

he doesn’t like shaking hands.

And lions and roaring tigers

Photo of a Lion

hate saying, “How do you do?”-

Photo of a Tiger

But I gave buns to the elephant

Photo of an Elephant and a Bun

when I went down to the Zoo!

*Probably a wallaby – a type of small kangaroo.
**A mingo is a fish called a vermillion snapper (similar to a red snapper).

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3 Responses to “At the Zoo by A. A. Milne”

  1. Jackie Lynch Says:

    Mam Lisa,
    I have been trying to locate this one french song for my mom. It’s called “The little children playing in the prairies”. Have you ever heard of it? If not, can you point me in the right direction as to where I may be able to locate this song?

    thank you so very much,
    Jackie

  2. Lisa Says:

    Do you know the name of the song in French?

  3. jordan Says:

    i luv it

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