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Monday, May 16, 2016

Yellowstone Tourists Put Bison Calf In Car, Spurring Warning

Above, bison resting in a Yellowstone meadow. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

There is a reason why there are national park rules concerning the wildlife in those parks. The rules are for the protection of park visitors and the park wildlife. 

Travel Weekly reported:
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife. 
The incident last week and several other recent cases led to fresh warnings that park rules require visitors to stay at least 25 yards from all wildlife and 100 yards from bears and wolves.
Although well-intentioned, those visitors were cited and fined $110.

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