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Bison Gores Elderly Woman in Yellowstone National Park

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Bison Gores Elderly Woman in Yellowstone National Park

Posted 2024-06-17  by  Stephanie Mallory

The animal lifted the 83-year-old woman approximately a foot off the ground with its horns

A bison gored an 83-year-old woman, seriously injuring her during a visit to Yellowstone National Park.

According to, the South Carolina woman was gored by the bison near the Strom Point Trail, which is located at the north end of Yellowstone Lake. The park said the bison was defending its space when it "came within a few feet of the woman and lifted her about a foot off the ground with its horns.”

Emergency staff transported the woman to the nearby Lake Medical Clinic for treatment before she was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The woman has not been identified and specific information about her injuries has not been released.

According to the park, more people have been injured by bison at Yellowstone than by any other animal. Visitors are advised to keep at least 25 yards away from large animals like bison and 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

"Bison are not aggressive animals but will defend their space when threatened. They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans," the park warned.

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