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Angry 'Beefalo' Still on Run Weeks After Escape

Cross between bison and cow escaped slaughter in Connecticut

(Newser) - An 800- to 900-pound beefalo remains on the loose in Plymouth, Conn., weeks after it escaped while being loaded off a truck for slaughter, per the AP . The beefalo—a cross between a bison and domestic cattle—escaped from a meat-processing business on Aug. 3, the Hartford Courant reported. Authorities...

Bison Ripped Woman's Pants Off. That Likely Saved Her

Biker attacked in South Dakota after approaching calf

(Newser) - A female motorcyclist was attacked by a bison Wednesday night in South Dakota's Custer State Park—and was likely saved because the animal ripped off her pants. Witnesses say the 54-year-old Iowa woman got off her bike and started approaching a bison calf when the adult bison charged her....

As Bison Charged, Woman Tripped

Montana woman escapes 'without a scratch' after playing dead

(Newser) - A woman narrowly escaped a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park, apparently by playing dead. A video viewed more than 1.7 million times since it was shared on YouTube on Friday shows a man and woman running from a pair of charging bison. One bison appears to slow, but...

After 6K Years, a Big Beast Is Returning to the UK

Wild bison will be reintroduced to forestland

(Newser) - The last time a wild bison roamed what it is now the United Kingdom, the world was a much a different place—and 6,000 years younger. But an ambitious new program aims to reintroduce the animal to a forest near Canterbury in Kent, reports the Guardian . One male and...

'Multiple Goring Wounds' After Woman Gets Too Close to Bison

California woman got within 10 feet of bison at Yellowstone

(Newser) - If she wanted to get up close and personal, then success: A 72-year-old California woman was trying to snap a photo of a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Thursday when she was gored. The unidentified woman "sustained multiple goring wounds" before being flown to an Idaho hospital, the...

2 Days After Reopening, a Bison Attack at Yellowstone

Woman 'knocked to the ground' when she got too close

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park had been shut down for almost two months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, so naturally people were excited to flock back there when it partially reopened Monday. The animals there—maybe not so much. Officials report that on Wednesday, a female visitor to the park...

Reporter Provides Some Comic Relief

Thanks to a herd of bison in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A reporter for NBC Montana has given the internet its favorite new meme, with some help from a herd of bison at Yellowstone National Park. Deion Broxton was at the park shooting a story about the coronavirus shutdown when he spotted the bison getting a little too close for his...

Yellowstone's Bison Slaughter Effort Begins

Officials want to reduce the population by as many as 900 animals

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park has started capturing bison migrating outside the park and will hold them in pens for possible slaughter as part of a population reduction program, officials said Monday. The annual operation began Sunday and by mid-day Monday six bison had been captured as they entered the Gardiner Basin...

Guy Gored by Bison Takes Date to Same Park. Then, This

Kyler Bourgeous might not be returning to Utah's Antelope Island State Park

(Newser) - Like going to Utah's Antelope Island State Park? You might not see Kyler Bourgeous there anytime soon. The 30-year-old trail runner and cyclist was gored by a bison there this spring—then returned with a date there last Friday, and she got gored. "I swore a bit, because...

Teen Gored in Thigh, Tossed in Air by Bison

The incident occurred in North Dakota national park

(Newser) - Last Monday, a 9-year-old girl was tossed in the air by a bison at Yellowstone. On Saturday, a similar incident in another national park. A 17-year-old Colorado girl who was visiting North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park was herself injured by a bison. The teen was reportedly walking on...

Yellowstone Bison Tosses Girl, 9, in the Air

Witnesses say group was far too close to the animal

(Newser) - A 9-year-old girl apparently escaped without serious injury after she was charged and tossed in the air by a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Monday. The National Park Service says the girl was part of a group of 50 to 60 people who got far too close to the...

Penalty for Taunting Bison: 130 Days in Jail

Raymond Reinke sentenced after his Yellowstone bison harassment was filmed

(Newser) - An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a "last hurrah" tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior—including harassing a bison that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park, per the...

Bison Taunter Arrested After Hotel Disturbance

Raymond Reinke, 55, was apparently on a 'park crime spree'

(Newser) - Turns out Raymond Reinke wasn't just taunting bison this week . The 55-year-old Oregon man, who drew attention for provoking a bison at Yellowstone National Park, is under arrest after what USA Today calls a "national park crime spree." Seems it began July 28, when Reinke was arrested...

She Got Within 30 Feet of a Bison, Foolishly

It's the third animal attack in Yellowstone in June

(Newser) - Nature is wonderful—from a safe distance. That's perhaps the lesson for a 59-year-old California woman who was gored by a bison in Yellowstone on Wednesday. Per a press release from the National Park Service, Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa was on a boardwalk with a group of people...

Camper in California Is Gored by a Bison

Visitor to Catalina Island is said to be in stable condition

(Newser) - A camping trip turned quite unpleasant for a man on Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, when he was gored by a bison Saturday evening. The animal was grazing near a log upon which the man was sitting at Little Harbor Campground, authorities tell the Orange County Register...

First Bison Seen in Germany in 250 Years Is Quickly Shot

An official thought it was a danger to public safety

(Newser) - Conservationists are expressing outrage after an official in Germany ordered hunters to shoot the first wild bison seen in the country in more than two centuries. Calling the killing a criminal offense, the World Wildlife Fund says it will file charges against the official who gave the order, the Local...

3 Men Were Camping. Then They Heard: 'Help, Help'

A hiker had been attacked by a bison in North Dakota

(Newser) - An Alaska man is recovering after being attacked by a bison while hiking in western North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Park official Eileen Andes says the 65-year-old hiker encountered the large animal on a trail after taking photos of a sunset. He tried to walk around the bison...

After 130 Years, a 'Historic Homecoming' in Banff

Welcome back, bison

(Newser) - "It's one of the great days for wildlife conservation in the history of North America," says a conservationist following what Parks Canada officials are calling a "historic homecoming" in Alberta's Banff National Park. Sixteen bison, including 10 pregnant cows, were moved 275 miles from Elk...

US Gets 1st Official National Mammal

Congratulations to the American bison

(Newser) - The American bison, also known as the buffalo, is the US' first official national mammal. (We thought that honor would go to Tom Hanks or Bill Murray, but whatevs.) The AP reports a ceremony was held Tuesday at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota to celebrate the result...

The Higgs Bison Solves a Few Ancient Mysteries

The ancient animal was the rare hybrid mammal

(Newser) - Approximately 120,000 years ago, the now-extinct Ice Age steppe bison got it on with the aurochs, the ancient ancestor of cows, and created a rare hybrid mammal. Then ancient humans drew it. NPR reports research published Tuesday in Nature Communications solves a number of ancient mysteries in one go....

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