After being shot, D'Yaria probably ran into the forest until she couldn't run anymore. Then she collapsed. She might have felt safe there for a while, but D'Yaria was in bad shape.
"If she had not been found and she had not been treated, she would have not survived," Cely said. "She was paralyzed and she would not have been able to drink water and not be able to hunt or find food for herself."
Luckily for D'Yaria, help quickly came. Local people walking through the forest found her, and they figured out exactly what to do - they loaded the jaguar onto the back of a pickup truck, and transported her to an animal hospital at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador's capital, which was a five-hour drive away.