Yellowstone National Park is absolutely tired of dealing with tourists getting injured by the wildlife.
No matter what the park says or does, it seems like Yellowstone’s millions of tourists just simply can’t resist getting as close as possible to animals like bison, elk, and even bears.
It’s become a plague, of sorts.
Yellowstone’s newest attempt to curb tourist and animal-related incidents is a new catchy slogan that they’re hoping will be circulated amongst the masses:
“Give wildlife room, use a zoom.”
The idea is to encourage tourists to take photos of animals within the park, but always from a safe distance.
Here’s more information on animal safety from Yellowstone’s Facebook post:
“Just like during the summer, the safest way to view wildlife in winter is through a telephoto lens, a spotting scope, or a pair of binoculars. Park animals are wild and dangerous.
Bison, bears, and elk have injured and killed people. Do not approach, encircle, follow, or feed any animal. Be sure to stay 100 yards (91 m) from bears and wolves and stay 25 yards (23 m) from all other animals.”
The most important piece of that caption are the guidelines around maintaining a safe distance around animals.
100 yards for bears, 100 yards from wolves, and 25 yards from all other animals. Remember that.
You don’t want to end up like the people in the videos below: