Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of tourists.
Park officials say the bison rushed the group Monday after some of the tourists approached to within 5 to 10 feet of the animal.
The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken a clinic to be evaluated and was released. The National Park Service advises visitors should never be less than 25 yards from most wildlife. Predators like wolves and bears require greater caution and a minimum distance of 100 yards.
A nine-year-old girl visiting #Yellowstone National Park was struck and thrown into the air by a charging bison, park officials said on Tuesday, but she survived the attack and was released after being treated at the Old Faithful Lodge.https://t.co/LpUaCIHuTE pic.twitter.com/LotJR2zcid
— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) July 24, 2019