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Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close

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Kenny Thornton | 08 June, 2018, 22:25

Kim Hancock, 59, was in a crowd of tourists who got within 10 yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk in the Lower Geyser Basin on Wednesday.

A woman in Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison on Wednesday after her group came too close to the animal, park authorities said.

The bull bison "became agitated and charged the crowd before immediately leaving the area".

Hancock was treated for a hip injury and taken by ambulance to a hospital in Montana.

The two women were among four people injured by various types of wildlife in the park in just over a month. Always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk. Because of the severity of her injuries she was flown to an Idaho trauma center.

Watch your step at Yellowstone National Park.

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This incident remains under investigation.

In early May, a bison rammed and slightly injured a woman in Yellowstone, officials said at the time. Previous year there were five bison attacks in the park.

"Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be", the park service said in the statement. "Give animals space", the park said.

Park officials not that it's very common for cow elk to aggressively defend newborn calves and hide them near buildings and cars.

'If you can't maintain these distances, turn around and find an alternate route'.

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