You may remember that Easter, when she first was admitted to ABR, had to be fed her formula from a syringe, as she was too tiny and weak to take a bottle.  Actually, she skipped over the bottle phase entirely, and moved on to lapping her formula and other soft foods (yogurt, applesauce) from dishes.  Here she is lapping a mixture of formula and yogurt.  Notice how long this little girl’s tongue is!  Bears do have very long tongues, which are useful for slurpping up ants and termites from logs they have torn apart.  For now, though, Easter is using hers to lap up the nutritious foods that will help her continue to grow.