According to park officials, a woman visiting Yellowstone National Park died after being gored by a bison and thrown into the air.
In a news statement from the National Park Service, the 25-year-old lady, who was visiting from Ohio, was not recognized.
On the 31st of May, the United Press International (UPI) Officials stated Tuesday that a 25-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with puncture wounds and other injuries after being gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
The bison was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of Old Faithful, when the woman approached it on Monday, according to a park release. She came within 10 feet of the beast before it gored her and tossed her 10 feet into the air (3 meters).
Officials say the unidentified woman was treated right away by park medical responders before being transported by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment. Her current state is unclear.
It was the first documented occurrence of a bison goring a tourist this year, according to the park.
“In Yellowstone, bison have injured more people than any other animal,” according to the park service. “They can run three times faster than humans and are unpredictable.”
Officials warned that approaching wildlife in Yellowstone can be dangerous and that people should stay at least 25 yards away from large animals like bison and deer, and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.
According to the park, there were 5,450 bison in Yellowstone last summer, with bulls weighing up to 2,000 pounds.
The issue was being investigated at the time. There was no additional information available right away.
Author: Muhammad Asim