This Is What Happens When A Cheetah Is Raised Like A House Cat
Feb 4, 2015
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?
The KWA Cheetah Project, ran by Desmond and Elizke Gouws, has a main goal of repopulating cheetahs into the wild. Every cub that is rescued is intended to be assisted and then released into the wild.