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

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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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  1. According to the author what does one expect a wild cat to do?
  2. What does Serabie like to do?

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Serabie even climbs up a seemingly fragile tree to claim the precious twig.

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(a) vulnerably delicate, as in appearance


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  • jkotseaMonday, December 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    that lion is cool
    • coolFriday, December 7, 2018 at 1:32 pm
      how are the lions together must be a rare shoot
      • AylaTuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:36 am
        I would like to do that
        • Cat girl Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm
          I love cats
          • Cat girlFriday, November 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm
            • gamerboyWednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:10 am
              i wish it was my pet!
              • coollio kid Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:07 pm
                that was cool I wish I had a lion like that, well even just a lion.🐱🐱🐱
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                  masrtdrFriday, November 2, 2018 at 7:37 am
                  • DeadfallTuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:03 am
                    Wow! That lioness🦁 is crazy! Why she go in tree?
                    • M582xvlqWednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:01 am
                      I like lions!

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