In one of the wildest wildlife incidents caught on camera at a National Park, an alarming incident occurred near the Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area of Yellowstone National Park. According to a park release, a bull bison charged at a 9-year-old girl who was walking down a boardwalk. The bison caught up with the girl and tossed her into the air. This distressing event involved a young girl from Odessa, Florida.

After the attack, the girl’s family rushed her to the Old Faithful Lodge, where park emergency medical providers assessed and treated her injuries. Subsequently, she was transferred to the Old Faithful Clinic for further examination. Fortunately, the girl was released and made a full recovery.

This serves as a crucial reminder that wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is wild and unpredictable. When encountering animals near trails, boardwalks, parking lots, or developed areas, it is essential to maintain a safe distance. Visitors should stay at least 25 yards (23 meters) away from large animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes, and at least 100 yards (91 meters) away from bears and wolves. Your safety and the safety of the wildlife depend on respecting these guidelines.

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