Lonely Planet Writer

Bison gores Yellowstone visitor who got too close

Bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park.
Bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park. Image by Tony Hisgett / CC BY 2.0

A Taiwanese tourist to Yellowstone National Park got too close to a bison and ended up being gored. Although park rangers and signs constantly warn visitors from approaching the animals and advise a minimum distance of 75ft, the victim and the people she was with were as close as 3ft from the bison when it attacked last Friday. The tourist was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and park officials are reviewing their guidelines. Read more: travelpulse.com