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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  • thelearner
    thelearnerSunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    I hope one day that lion couldl learn how to role and sit it would not just be entertining but cute.
    • snowfur
      snowfurSunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm
      There are so CUTE >.< AWWWWW when they catch it im dying when I see it
      • lolSunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm
        WOW just wowowow
        • kingSunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm
          m=want to know whats cute my dog
          • 💘 shopkinsSunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm
            Lol so cute🐯🐯
            • cookie_awsome
              cookie_awsomeSunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm
              omg funny when serebie climbed that tree all the other lions were like mabye she'll calm down now?...
              • MESunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:29 pm
                • dd21
                  dd21Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:12 am
                  that is so cute
                  • whatisthebigideSunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:05 am
                    That was soo cute that is why they put it as video of the week get it
                    • livlovesdogs
                      livlovesdogsSunday, November 19, 2017 at 5:09 am
                      So cute! Is it weird I want her for a pet? Like this if it isn't 😍

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