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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

Here's the Full Story About the Baby Bison That Died

Wildlife photographer condemns neither the tourists nor Yellowstone

(Newser) - Many people were outraged after a bison calf was euthanized at Yellowstone National Park after two well-meaning but misguided tourists put it into a car in an attempt to save it. But most people don't know the full story, writes wildlife photographer Deby Dixon in the Washington Post . As... More »

Bison Calf Euthanized After Tourists' Misguided 'Help'

What not to do at Yellowstone

(Newser) - Two well-meaning but misguided tourists at Yellowstone tried to save a baby bison they thought was in trouble. Instead, they may have led to its death. Last week, the father and son loaded the calf into their SUV and brought it to rangers, saying they thought the bison looked cold... More »

Got $6K? Buy Bullet the Potty-Trained Bison

She wanders around her current owner's Texas home like she's one of the family

(Newser) - The bison was designated our new national mammal this week, and those who are feeling especially patriotic (and don't feel like getting loaded on "America" beer ) can cast their lot to own one. A Texas family is looking for a new home for Bullet, an 8-year-old, 1,... More »

America Is Getting Another National Animal

Bald eagles, make way for the bison

(Newser) - The bald eagle's 234-year reign as the sole symbolic animal of the US is about to come to an end. The National Bison Legacy Act passed by Congress—and expected to pass the Senate next week, per CNN —denotes the bison as America's national mammal and a... More »

After More Than a Century, Bison Are 'Coming Home'

Canadian population will relocate to Montana next month

(Newser) - Descendants of a bison herd sent to Canada more than a century ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders bill as a homecoming. The shipment of animals from Alberta's Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation follows a... More »

Yellowstone Expects to Kill 1 in 5 Bison This Winter

Deal to protect livestock leaves park no choice

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park proposes to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter—mostly calves and females—as officials seek to reduce the animals' annual migration into Montana. Park officials are scheduled to meet Thursday with representatives of American Indian tribes, the state, and other federal agencies to decide on... More »

Another Yellowstone Bison Photo Went Terribly Wrong

It's the 5th attack in park this year

(Newser) - There has been a steep rise in bison attacks on humans in Yellowstone National Park this year, which may be connected to a rise in visitors trying to take selfies or other close-up photos of the animals. The latest injured visitor—the fifth this year—is a 43-year-old woman from... More »

A Yellowstone Bison Photo Goes Terribly Wrong

Tourist was charged, tossed in air

(Newser) - A 62-year-old Australian visitor to Yellowstone National Park has some close-up pictures of an annoyed bison—and some serious but not life-threatening injuries. Park officials say the bison "was already getting agitated" by people crowding around it when the tourist started snapping photos from just 3 to 5 feet... More »

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