The story goes that Peter goes outside of his fenced in yard to go play with his animal friends (a bird, a duck, and a cat). His grandfather scolds him for playing outside the yard in fear of a wolf attack. As Peter is sent inside, a wolf appears, scaring the bird and the cat, and eating the duck. Peter then catches the wolf with a rope and soon, some hunters help him take the wolf to the zoo.
The story has performed and adapted many times. One such example was the cartoon short by Walt Disney in 1946.