Man gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park

It’s not every day a couple of bison block the road in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
It’s not every day a couple of bison block the road in Buffalo Gap, Texas.(Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 11:47 PM CDT
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. (Release) - The following information comes from a press release from Yellowstone National Park officials.

  • A 34-year-old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was gored by a bull bison near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful on June 27.
  • The male was walking with his family on a boardwalk when a bull bison charged the group.
  • Family members did not leave the area, and the bull bison continued to charge and gored the male.
  • The male sustained an injury to his arm and was transported by ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
  • This incident remains under investigation, and there is no additional information to share.
  • Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached. When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay more than 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes - and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in proximity.
  • This is the second reported incident in 2022 of a visitor getting too close to the animal and the bison responding to the perceived threat by goring the individual.
  • Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.
  • Read more about safety in the park, including how to behave around wildlife.

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