On a trip to the zoo Hank is tricked by the class bully, and gets lost. He is rescued by a zoo keeper who introduces him to Elsie the elephant. When he is left alone, Hank slips into the enclosure and is locked in. He and Elsie play soccer and he persuades Elsie to lift him back over the fence.
As a punishment for leaving the group Hank has to write a report. This proves impossible for him, but he gives the class an oral report telling the class he is going to donate money to a Save the Elephants campaign in their name.