YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Newly released cell phone video is giving people a look at just how close a woman got to a bison in Yellowstone National Park before the animal attacked. The video — from another visitor to the Bridge Bay Campground in Wyoming — shows a 72-year-old woman standing very close to the bison on Thursday, June 25.
A Yellowstone biologist said the bison was threatened due to repeatedly being approached to within 10 feet. The animal eventually charged at and gored the woman.
She was airlifted to a hospital in Idaho for treatment.
Park visitors are urged to stay at least 25 feet away from animals.