Nino develops a crush on Marinette so Adrien offers to help him by asking her out to the zoo. Marinette, however, thinks Adrien is asking her out and happily accepts. When at the zoo, Nino and Marinette are the only ones to show up; Adrien and Alya, at the same time, are hiding out in bushes nearby, helping the two talk to each other by instructing them via earpiece. Meanwhile, Kim mocks the new black panther in the zoo, claiming to the zookeeper, Otis, that he can run faster than it. Enraged by his remarks, Otis becomes akumatized by Hawk Moth and mutates into Animan, a villain who can shape-shift into any animal he desires, including extinct species. Afterwards, Nino and Alya find out they share a lot of common things with each other.