It’s a hot summer day. Children in jeans and T-shirts arrive on bikes carrying plastic bags full of greens for their animals. They hurry straight to the newly-painted animal house. Soon one can hear eager discussions, calls, noises. Dirty straw is carried off. Struppi, the pony, well-loved by all, is led out and heads straight for the large bathtub for a drink. The chickens dash for the corn brought by Isolde, the playground supervisor. Three rabbits have just given birth – this brings fresh problems for their owner and the supervisor. The goats are taken from their stall and proceed to range over the playground. Otto, the he-goat, draws attention to himself through his joyful jumping.