Yakira is quite different than the usual cheetahs rescued in the project. Yakira was injured as a young cub; because of this injury she can not be reintroduced into the wild. So, the Gouws have made her a pet, of sorts. She seems to be completely domesticated, from riding in the family car and chumming around with the family dog, to walking on a leash. It is simply amazing what all Yakira does, but it also leaves one to wonder… will she always be so tame?