Woman injured in Yellowstone after approaching bison

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A woman was knocked to the ground and injured today by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials say the woman approached the animal too closely in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin. The animal knocked her down.

Park emergency medical providers immediately responded to the incident. The woman was assessed and refused transport to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation. This is the first incident of a bison injuring a visitor in 2020, but the park just opened for the summer two days ago.

Remember, wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is wild. Visitors are urged to give animals space. Stay 25 yards (23 meters) away from all large animals, and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves. If necessary, turn around and go the other way.

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