The sun is blazing in the sky. Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Zebra and Snake are tired, grumpy and very, very hot. They would love to find a way to cool down.
Monkey, who enjoys all sorts of mischief, hears them grumbling. He thinks of a cheeky plan to help his friends and play a funny trick on them.
Monkey persuades the animals to leave their coats on the bank of the waterhole while they cool down in the water. While they are enjoying themselves, Monkey mixes up the coats and when the animals climb out to put on their coats, they all pick out the wrong one. Giraffe is wearing Elephant's coat, Snake is wearing Lion's, and so on. They are all confused until Hippo, who lives in the waterhole points out what Monkey has done. The animals then all see the funny side of their mistake and fall about laughing, after which they swap their coats back to their proper ones and dance off to the light of the moon.