Video of The Week — Meet Serabie, A Lioness Who Loves To Play Fetch!


Serabie loves to play fetch (Photo Credit: YouTube/screen capture)

While a wild cat chasing down prey sounds perfectly reasonable, one who sprints to fetch sticks might seem a little bizarre. However, that is precisely what Serabie, a rescued adult lioness at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa’s Limpopo province, loves to do.

In the recently released video, the beautiful lioness’s keeper is seen tossing sticks over the fence for Serabie to retrieve. To the utter bewilderment of her male counterparts, Tau and Raka, the majestic animal chases down each one with a ferocity the cats usually reserve for hunting. In one instance, Serabie even climbs up a seemingly fragile tree to claim the precious twig. While there is no information on how the wild cat acquired her fetching skills or how her keeper stumbled upon them, she is better at it than most dogs.


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  • niha
    nihaFriday, October 18, 2019 at 9:49 am
    that was wonderful
    • yeahhh_dee
      yeahhh_deeFriday, October 11, 2019 at 11:15 am
      it was a good
      • niha
        nihaFriday, October 18, 2019 at 9:50 am
        you are wecome
      • jay2234
        jay2234Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:11 am
        i like that
        • shelbygirls
          shelbygirlsMonday, September 30, 2019 at 11:40 am
          That’s adorable
          • 11Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:27 am
            I did not know lions can play fetch.
            • nluna1474
              nluna1474Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:27 pm
              She even has th e name of Simba's mom
              • nluna1474
                nluna1474Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:27 pm
                Woah I love lions that's cool
                • black nightFriday, August 23, 2019 at 8:35 am
                  that was cool
                  • lioness queenThursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:39 am
                    I can't believe all the stuff animals can do!! Nature has the best surprises and gifts, please like
                    • unicornsreally
                      unicornsreallyTuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm
                      I did not now that lions play fetch and it was fun to watch the lion climb the trees to get the stick and then just laid down in the tree and then try to get the stick but did not get it and then the other lion wont it to play to but with Serabie while she was playing fetch and it was funny to watch the lions play like that it was cute to watch the lions play .