Bison Attack at Yellowstone National Park Leaves Woman Seriously Injured

A 47-year-old Phoenix woman was seriously injured after being attacked by a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Sunday, according to park officials. The woman, who has not been identified, sustained severe injuries to her chest and abdomen. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital, but her current condition has not been disclosed.

The woman and her companion had spotted two bison and decided to move away from them. However, one of the bison charged at her. The distance between the woman and the bison at the time of the incident has not been determined. Park authorities consistently advise visitors to maintain a minimum distance of 25 yards from these animals.

The incident is currently under investigation. It took place on Sunday morning in a field located on the north shore of Lake Yellowstone, close to the Lake Lodge Cabins.

Bison are known to become more agitated during their mating season, which typically runs from mid-July to mid-August. This is the first reported case of a bison attack in the park this year.

Yellowstone National Park, which attracted over 3.2 million visitors last year, has seen annual visitor numbers frequently surpassing 4 million over the past decade, as per park service statistics.