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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  • cassidyFriday, November 17, 2017 at 10:18 am
    awwwwww tigeress!
    • britFriday, November 17, 2017 at 9:55 am
      they r so adorible
      • bellaFriday, November 17, 2017 at 8:59 am
        i love tigers
        • cjplayz
          cjplayzFriday, November 17, 2017 at 8:55 am
          lol that dosent look comfy!
          • lickkFriday, November 17, 2017 at 5:54 am
            my dog goes trigger happy when I play fetch with him
            • Apollo's cityFriday, November 17, 2017 at 5:23 am
              who said that cats don't play fetch. this is so cool
              • FifaFriday, November 17, 2017 at 5:03 am
                Omg that is amazing
                • BeepBoopBeopFriday, November 17, 2017 at 5:00 am
                  Cool!
                  • lolThursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm
                    lol
                    • animegirl543
                      animegirl543Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm
                      THAT MUST BE FUN WATCHING A LIONESS GRAB AND GIVE A STICK FOR YOU...... EXCEPT FOR THE BITING PART.......