"His best chance for a happy life would be if he could live with our girls Maddy, Judy, Jenny, Amy and Sonya," the center wrote. "We put him next to the girls [in an enclosure] so he could get to know them while he was still recovering."
With time, Frankie was soon able to walk, learning how to hobble around without putting much pressure on his leg until it was back to 100 percent.
Once Frankie's leg was healed, he was introduced one by one to the female bears, who were all older than him and resistant to change. But within a week, Frankie was completely settled in with his new friends.
He learned how to wrestle with them and in turn, taught them to appreciate something new in addition to his companionship.