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Season 6 Episode 7a
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Zoo Story
Original Airdate January 11, 1999
DVD release Season 6
Previous Episode Hair!
Next Episode I Do

"Zoo Story" is a Season 6 episode of Rugrats.

Characters Present


On a trip to the zoo where employees wear animal suits, the Rugrats think that they are in a city where the animals eat ice cream and play with toys. Chuckie thinks he knows why: All the animals in here is used to be people! Now the babies are being sent to the petting zoo, where they think they'll turn into animal themselves!

- Description from Klasky Csupo


Stu, Chas & Howard take the Rugrats to the zoo, where the employees wear animal costumes. After noticing this, the Rugrats learn that animals are people, too, as they see these "animals" do human stuff like eat ice cream, play with toys and sell souvenirs. When placed in a caged petting zoo, they think that they will turn into animals and remain there forever and ever. Later, when Tommy dropped his trusty screwdriver outside the pen, the Rugrats call on Dil and the real animals to help him out.


  • The writers Randi and Rick Gitelson are married.
  • The end of this episode references "Ice Cream Mountain", "King Ten Pin", and "The Big Flush" when one of the fathers discusses where to try to take the kids next.
  • According to TV Tropes, all scenes depicting pigs were removed from the Malaysian dub of this episode, as pigs are considered highly offensive in the Islamic region.
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