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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  • Cool GuyTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    that was so cool how the lion climbed the tree to find the stick.
    • lupdog
      lupdogThursday, June 7, 2018 at 8:27 am
      since when do lions play fetch Wow! What a playful lion! That was so adorable!
      • puppydoggys
        puppydoggysTuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:16 am
        since when do lions play fetch
        • FLEX1 Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:40 am
          Wow! What a playful lion! That was so adorable!
          • Puppet GodThursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:13 am
            its so cute to watch lions to catch sticks
            • itslilpump
              itslilpumpThursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:06 am
              i love animals
              • jinx55565
                jinx55565Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:51 am
                • I love CATSTuesday, April 24, 2018 at 9:51 am
                  That is cool but I don’t like cats that much
                  • Guava juice fanWednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm
                    My cat LOVES fetch
                    • cat carnavorWednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:41 am
                      omg omg omg omg omg omg THAT WAS AWESOME!