It’s Jim’s first day on the job as a trainee zookeeper at London Zoo.
His boss wants to ease him into his duties gently so Jim’s given the fish to look after.
Unfortunately, Jim gets all the fish food mixed up with the chemicals and he manages to kill all the fish.
Worried that the mistake might cost him his job, Jim decides it might be easier to cover it up by gathering all the now-dead fish together and throwing them into the lion enclosure when no one’s looking.
After lunch, Jim’s boss asks him to feed the chimpanzees.
Unfortunately once again by mistake Jim gives them all the wrong food and manages to kill them off too.
Again he’s worried that he could lose the job he only started that very morning. So he decides on another cover-up. Once again Jim dumps all the bodies into the lion enclosure whilst no one’s looking.
Well, two major mistakes in one day were a little embarrassing, so in the late afternoon, Jim decides to sneak off early before he could do anything else wrong.
Sadly another disaster was waiting to happen.
When reversing his car he managed to back it into the apiary and in doing so crushed all the bees.
Left with little option Jim executed yet another cover-up. He scooped up the crushed bees and again through them all into the lion enclosure.
Jim then jumps into his car and heads for home.
The next day, the zoo has a new arrival. It’s a new lion transferred from Whipsnade Zoo.
“What’s it like here then?” the new lion asks the others in the lion enclosure.
“Not bad“, one replies, “there’s less space here than at Whipsnade but the food’s good. Yesterday we had fish, chimps and mushy bees.”