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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  • MILLIEThursday, March 22, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    • corniliaThursday, March 22, 2018 at 9:20 am
      this is so cool
      • cookiesTuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:58 am
        this is adorable cute funny why aren't they wild?
        • jjFriday, March 16, 2018 at 12:30 pm
          that is funny and cool
          • treyFriday, March 16, 2018 at 6:24 am
            • omgThursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:45 am
              this is awsome
              • BigBowWeslieThursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:46 am
                Wow! That is soo cool!
                • ItYoBoiPandaWednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm
                  Its Pretty cool and its nice wacthing it because other lions are not like this
                  • WarMonday, March 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm
                    Sarabie is so smart
                    • rohanMonday, March 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm
                      so cute

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