Tourist wildlife interactions at our National Parks have been a hot button subject as of late after a bison calf was euthanized after a tourist put it in the back of his car. The wildlife in our national parks is exactly that…WILD LIFE! National Parks do not equal zoos and these animals are not tame. As you can see people are way too comfortable behind the lens and not really in touch with the reality of the what would happen if these wild animals decide you are too close.
This elk in Yellowstone let this tourist know she was too close:
This lady actually pet a wild bison:
…and of course the dude who got mollywhopped by a Yellowstone bison back in the day: