Yums are non-sapient organisms which are considered both cute and tender. They were genetically modified (likely by the Galactic Council) to be not only the perfect pet but also a great appetizer (kinda like a rabbit, if you think about it). As such, they have been deemed perfect space companions, and as a result they have ultimately populated most of the galaxy's worlds that are known to the Galactic Council. They appear to be ruled over by a massive King Yum, which appears to horde gold for reasons unknown. Yums are notorious for hiding in floral outcroppings and under or inside of stray boulders.