Woman dies after bison tosses her 10 feet in the air in Yellowstone Park


According to park officials, a 25-year-old Ohio woman died after being gored by a bison and thrown 10 feet into the air in Yellowstone National Park.

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The woman approached the bison within ten feet of the animal on Monday morning, according to a park news release, and two other people were within 25 yards of the animal.

The bison assaulted the woman as she approached a boardwalk, flinging her into the air.


According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the woman had a puncture wound and other injuries. Hospitalized at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, she is recovering.

Yellowstone National Park was contacted by USA TODAY for additional information.

Visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison at all times, according to park rules.


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According to the Yellowstone National Park tour operator, a Wolverine has been spotted in the park.

When it comes to Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife, be aware that it’s wild and unpredictable. “Yellowstone bison have injured more people than any other mammal in the park’s history. Unlike humans, they are unpredictable and can sprint three times faster than they do.”


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