Woman injured after approaching bison in Yellowstone National Park

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 20:01:57-04

Yellowstone National Park reports a woman who approached a bison too closely was knocked to the ground and injured by the animal in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin.

According to a park press release, the woman came closer than within 25 yards of the bison on Wednesday afternoon. She was assessed immediately and refused transport to a medical facility.

The release said the incident is under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

This is the first incident of a bison injuring a YNP visitor in 2020.