BISON ATTACK: 83-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – An 83-year-old woman from Greenville, South Carolina, was severely injured after being gored by a bison near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake. Park officials reported that the bison lifted the woman approximately a foot off the ground with its horns during the incident on Saturday.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was initially taken to a medical clinic within the park before being airlifted to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. No further details regarding the woman’s identity or current condition were disclosed by authorities.

According to officials, the bison’s actions were likely a result of feeling threatened and defending its territory. The incident is currently under investigation to better understand the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Yellowstone National Park mandates that visitors maintain a minimum distance of 25 yards (23 meters) from all large animals such as bison, elk, deer, and moose. Additionally, individuals are instructed to keep a distance of at least 100 yards (91 meters) from bears and wolves for their safety.

This unfortunate event is not the first of its kind in the park, as a similar incident occurred when a bison injured an Arizona woman in 2023 and two people in 2022. These occurrences serve as stark reminders of the importance of respecting wildlife and adhering to safety guidelines while exploring the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park.