Yellowstone National Park investigating bison hazing viral video

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Earlier today Buckrail shared a video clip on Facebook of a man taunting a large bull bison in Yellowstone. This is certainly not the smartest thing you can do on your vacation. It also happens to be illegal. The video has since gone viral and attracted the attention of park authorities. Currently Yellowstone Park Rangers are investigating the incident that was captured in this video uploaded by @Lindsey Jones.

Dan Wenk Park Superintendent had this to say after watching the viral video clip.

“The individual’s behavior in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal. We need people to be stewards of Yellowstone, and one way to do that is to keep your distance from wildlife. Park regulations require people to stay at least 25 yards from animals like bison and elk, and 100 yards from bears and wolves. These distances safeguard both visitors and the remarkable experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals. People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else.”

The park service is asking visitors if they witness someone whose behavior might hurt them or the park to please tell a ranger or call 911. 

 

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