Happily, ABR scooped up the little firecracker and settled her into their cub house, a sheltered area where young or injured bears can get back on their feet. But they were still worried about whether Aster's jaw would heal, which would determine whether she could return to the wild.
"They only limited her only to applesauce and yogurt, so really soft foods, for a while," Dodd said. Fortunately, she showed no sign of brain damage and continued to improve, and moved on to soft pears and harder and harder foods. ABR wanted to make sure she could "crack acorns," Dodd said.