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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  • Noah MowoThursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:38 am
    So cute!!!
    • unicornWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm
      I love lions! <3😁😄
      • unicornWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:17 pm
        can you pet the lion? she looks really cute!😍
        • COOL MANWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:40 am
          POOR LION
          • ChloéMonday, January 15, 2018 at 2:42 am
            I really want a dog do
            • ChloéMonday, January 15, 2018 at 2:39 am
              That's really cool
              • lovebooks89
                lovebooks89Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm
                The lion is the king of the animals. They'er predator. But the baby is weak. Pore little cute baby lion. I hope it will live well.
                • TaylorWednesday, January 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm
                  better than most dogs eh? we'll see about that!
                  • ZoëWednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm
                    So cute,
                    • moppinggirl
                      moppinggirlWednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm
                      haha i love cats <3

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