According to park officials, a lady from Ohio came within 10 feet of a female bison.
A lady visiting Yellowstone National Park died after being gored and thrown into the air by a bison, park officials said Tuesday.
According to a National Park Service press statement, the 25-year-old lady from Ohio was not recognized.
According to the park, the lady approached the female bison when it came close to a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, near Old Faithful geyser.
Visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from the creatures, which are the biggest mammals in North America, unpredictable, can reach speeds of 35 mph, and may jump several feet.
The park has an estimated 2,300 to 5,500 bison, and they have hurt more people than any other animal, according to the park.
When the tourist got within 10 feet of the bison, it impaled her and “tossed” her 10 feet in the air, according to the park.
According to the agency, the woman had puncture wounds and other injuries and was transferred to a hospital in Idaho. It was unknown where she died.
According to the park, two other individuals were around when the animal gored the woman. They were not wounded, according to the announcement.
The park cautioned visitors to keep at least 25 yards away from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose, and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.