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Rare White Buffalo Calf Has Disappeared

No one has seen the extremely rare bison since its birth early last month in Yellowstone National Park

(Newser) - The rare white buffalo calf born last month in Yellowstone National Park caused a big stir, but no one has seen the little critter since, reports the Guardian . "To our knowledge, there have been no confirmed sightings by park visitors since June 4," the calf's supposed date...

Bison Gores 83-Year-Old Woman at Yellowstone

Park officials say the animal was defending its space

(Newser) - An 83-year-old woman was gored and seriously injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday, the AP reports. The woman from Greenville, South Carolina, was near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake when the bison lifted her about a foot off the ground with its horns, park...

Small Bison Herd Negates Emissions of 43K Cars
Small Bison Herd
Negates Emissions
of 43K Cars
new study

Small Bison Herd Negates Emissions of 43K Cars

Yale researchers see good news out of herd reintroduced in Romania

(Newser) - A newly reintroduced herd of bison in Romania is inadvertently doing its part to help the warming climate. Researchers from the Yale School of Environment calculate that the 170 bison in the Tarcu mountains negate the carbon emissions of 43,000 gas-powered cars. The animals accomplish the feat in a...

The Movement to Bring Back the Bison

Advocacy and federal rule changes are helping restore an animal vital to the Plains

(Newser) - Before European colonization, an estimated 30 million bison roamed North America's Great Plains. By 1884, Modern Farmer writes that only 325 remained due to a systematic effort to expand territories and push Native communities dependent on them west. They take a look at efforts, which are now being boosted...

NPS: He Came, He Saw, He Kicked a Bison

Pair of tourists from Idaho Falls arrested after incident in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A visitor's encounter with a bison at Yellowstone National Park ended badly for both bison and man, though it looks like man ultimately got the short end of the stick. NBC News reports that a tourist from Idaho was arrested earlier this month after allegedly kicking one of the...

After Bison Ruins Proposal Plans, Man Improvises

Asked his partner at the hospital instead, where she said yes

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who suffered fractured vertebrae and collapsed lungs after being gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park has said "yes" to her boyfriend's hospital proposal, the AP reports. Chris Whitehill said he planned to propose to Amber Harris during their vacation in the park this...

Yellowstone Bison Gores Woman
2nd Woman
Gored by Bison

2nd Woman Gored by Bison

This woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park when she was charged

(Newser) - A second woman was gored by a bison inside of a week in one of America's national parks, reports the New York Times . In the incident on Saturday, a Minnesota woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when she was attacked by a bison on the...

Man Punished After Bison Calf He Tried to Help Was Killed

Hawaii man pleaded guilty in Yellowstone incident

(Newser) - The man who tried to help a bison calf in Yellowstone, causing its herd to reject it and resulting in it ultimately being euthanized, pleaded guilty to a federal charge involving disturbing wildlife. The man, who was visiting the national park from Hawaii, was ordered to pay $1,000 to...

Advocates Object to Mass Bison Hunt

Prompted by disease outbreak, culling of Yellowstone herd has killed 1.5K animals

(Newser) - A large-scale, sanctioned hunt of bison at Yellowstone National Park, prompted by an outbreak of disease among the herd, has culled a record number while meeting with more opposition than past efforts. More than 1,530 bison out of a herd of about 6,000 have been killed over four...

13 Yellowstone Bison Killed in Road Accident

Authorities say a semi struck the animals on a highway just outside the park

(Newser) - Thirteen bison from Yellowstone National Park were killed after being struck by a semi-truck, reports NBC Montana . The animals were apparently on or near a highway just outside the park—probably because of deep snow inside the park—when the truck hit them after dark on Wednesday, per the AP...

Hiker Shares TikTok Video of Bison Goring Her

Rebecca Clark was trying to sneak past a group of them in Texas when one spotted her

(Newser) - A hiker from Texas is lucky to be alive after being gored by a bison, and the clip of her attack is now going viral on TikTok. The Houston Chronicle reports on Rebecca Clark's ordeal last week during a solo trek in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, where...

On Day 2 of Monthlong US Road Trip, UK Teen Attacked by Bison

Amelia 'Mia' Dean was left partially paralyzed

(Newser) - On the second day of what was supposed to be a monthlong US road trip during her gap year, UK teen Amelia Dean was attacked and left partially paralyzed by a bison in a South Dakota nature reserve. Dean, 19, was walking with a friend and the friend's dog...

Bison Attacks Family in Yellowstone Incident Caught on Video
Woman, 71, Gored
by Bison in Yellowstone

Woman, 71, Gored by Bison in Yellowstone

It's the second such attack this week in the park

(Newser) - Update: Another visitor to Yellowstone National Park has been gored by a bison. Park officials said a 71-year-old woman and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday on their way back to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead. The woman, who is from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was taken to...

She Got Within 10 Feet of Yellowstone Bison, With Horrifying End

Ohio woman gored and tossed Monday has died of her injuries

(Newser) - A woman got far too close to a Yellowstone bison this week. "Consequently, the bison gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air," park officials say in a release . The unnamed 25-year-old woman from Grove City, Ohio, died of her injuries, said to include a...

Hiker in Yellowstone Has a Bison 'Encounter'

30-year-old woman flown to Idaho hospital after being injured by bison

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Michigan woman on a weekend hike in Yellowstone National Park ended up in the hospital after an unexpected "encounter." Park spokeswoman Linda Veress says in an email to Jackson Hole News that the Ann Arbor resident was hiking on Sunday afternoon with a partner along the...

45K Apply to Shoot Grand Canyon Bison. There Are 12 Spots

'Just keeping my fingers crossed that I'm one out of 12'

(Newser) - More than 45,000 people are vying for one of a dozen spots to help thin a herd of bison at Grand Canyon National Park. The odds aren't as good as drawing a state tag to hunt the massive animals beyond the boundaries of the Grand Canyon, but they'...

Denver Addresses 'Wrongs of the Past' With a Gift of Bison

Parks department is giving surplus bison to indigenous tribes over 10 years

(Newser) - The city of Denver was in the game of selling bison. But in a new move, it's opting to gift bison to indigenous tribes across the country as a form of reparations. Denver Parks and Recreation keeps two bison herds descended from a small number of Yellowstone bison, and...

Angry 'Beefalo' Still on Run Weeks After Escape

Cross between bison and cow escaped slaughter in Connecticut

(Newser) - An 800- to 900-pound beefalo remains on the loose in Plymouth, Conn., weeks after it escaped while being loaded off a truck for slaughter, per the AP . The beefalo—a cross between a bison and domestic cattle—escaped from a meat-processing business on Aug. 3, the Hartford Courant reported. Authorities...

Bison Ripped Woman's Pants Off. That Likely Saved Her

Biker attacked in South Dakota after approaching calf

(Newser) - A female motorcyclist was attacked by a bison Wednesday night in South Dakota's Custer State Park—and was likely saved because the animal ripped off her pants. Witnesses say the 54-year-old Iowa woman got off her bike and started approaching a bison calf when the adult bison charged her....

As Bison Charged, Woman Tripped
As Bison Charged,
Woman Tripped

As Bison Charged, Woman Tripped

Montana woman escapes 'without a scratch' after playing dead

(Newser) - A woman narrowly escaped a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park, apparently by playing dead. A video viewed more than 1.7 million times since it was shared on YouTube on Friday shows a man and woman running from a pair of charging bison. One bison appears to slow, but...

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