Celebrate Yellowstone National Park's 150th Birthday With Craziest Wildlife Encounters

Celebrate Yellowstone National Park's 150th Birthday With Craziest Wildlife Encounters

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Celebrate Yellowstone National Park's 150th Birthday With Craziest Wildlife Encounters

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Yellowstone National Park is celebrating it’s 150th birthday today. Preservation of the park was officially signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1st, 1872.

Yellowstone is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we should all feel grateful that the land has been preserved for all of these years. With that being said, Yellowstone is known for attracting a certain kind of person in the summer months.

You know what I mean, right? The people who approach bison, try to pet elk, and bathe their dogs in protected geothermal waters? Yeah… those people. Let’s take a look at some of the craziest videos that have come out of Yellowstone in recent years.

Honorary Mention: Uneducated Tourists Get Chased, Nearly Killed By Angry Bison

#10- Bison throws temper tantrum

“The videos show a snowcoach (basically a bus on snow tracks) in Yellowstone getting blocked by an angry bison. He really, and I mean REALLY, doesn’t want them to travel any further.”

#9-Bear Takes Down Bison In Front of Hikers at Yellowstone

“Some hikers were watching a herd of grazing bison when a grizzly started attacking and ripping chunks out of a yearling. The young bison put up a good fight, but was ultimately no match for the grizzly.”

#8- Grizzly Rams Car After Waking Up From Tranquilizer In Crazy Vintage Video

The video below was taken in 1959 by John and Frank Craighead. The brothers were conducting research on the dwindling grizzly bear population in Yellowstone National Park.”

#7- Woman From Viral Video Pleads Guilty To Approaching Yellowstone Bear

#6-Bull Elk Charges Tourists Who Got Too Close

“Here we have another group of tourists getting charged by a big angry bull elk trying to protect his harem. The person who took the video says that it took place in Mammoth Hot Springs, a typical place for these videos.”

#5- Elk Rams Cars Of Aggravating Tourists In Yellowstone

“Multiples vehicles stop along the road in Mammoth Hot Springs to take photos of a large bull strutting around. They roll down their windows for that perfect shot, only to be charged and rammed by the big bull’s impressive antlers.”

#4- Ignorant Tourists Bathe Dogs In Thermal Water at Yellowstone

“This couple is in hot water for bathing their dogs in thermal water at Yellowstone. This is illegal, and very dangerous. Yellowstone National Park prohibits any guests from leaving boardwalk paths in thermal areas, and from bathing in hot springs.”

#3- Elk Charges & Knocks Over Irritating Tourist

“STAY AWAY FROM ELK DURING RUT SEASON. I REPEAT. STAY AWAY FROM ELK DURING RUT SEASON.”

#2- Bison Charges Tourists at Old Faithful in Yellowstone

“Park rule require visitors to stay 100 yards from bears and wolves and 25 yards from all other animals. If an animal approaches it is the visitors reasonability to move a safe distance away.”

#1- Bison Charges And Tosses 9-year-old Girl in Yellowstone Park

“The bison charged a 9-year-old girl who was walking down a boardwalk, caught her and tossing her into the air.”

While you’re here, check out the post from the National Parks Service posted to celebrate the Yellowstone National Park’s birthday:

 

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