Tourists Run Amok in Yellowstone – Hijack Baby Bison

Park Service: Bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in vehicle

“Last week in Yellowstone National Park, visitors were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their vehicle and transporting it to a park facility because of their misplaced concern for the animal’s welfare. In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them. In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring. In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway. . . .”


3 thoughts on “Tourists Run Amok in Yellowstone – Hijack Baby Bison

  1. Why did they have to kill that baby? They could have given to a rescue and allowed the baby bison to live, such assholes

    • My understanding is if the baby gets scent of human on it the adult bison reject it.
      They should have just told a ranger about it.

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