A 16 year old girl has been gored by a bison in the Yellowstone National Park on Friday. The teen girl was on a student exchange and she was visiting Yellowstone, yet unfortunately the trip to the world famous park did not turned out as it was planned. A Yellowstone Bison gores a teenager who was posing in order to take a photo and even if the girl was harmed severely, the wounds do not threaten her life, but this situation could evolve into a scandal that could attend to damage the image of the fantastic national park.
According to a report by NBC Montana, the young girl turned her back on the Yellowstone bison, in order to take a photo. Simultaneously, the creature rushed into the 16 year old and gored her. The officials talking on behalf of the Yellowstone National Park have released a statement in which they have affirmed that the wounds of the teen girl caused by the bison can not lead to the death of the teenager.
The eyewitnesses have said that the teen girl, who is a Taiwan native was on a trip to the Yellowstone National Park with her host family. They have added that all of them were located between three and six feet away from the animal when the creature attacked.
The Taiwanese young girl and her host family were hiking near the well known geyser called Old Faithful. However, they stopped near a group of persons who were watching a bison. Undoubtedly, it seemed like a great, exciting occasion for a photograph. The young girl turned her back on the bison to take a picture and that is when, according to the Yellowstone park service, the animal lifted its head from the ground and gored the teenager.
Amy Bartlett, who is in the position of spokesperson and talking on behalf of the Yellowstone National Park has said in a statement that the visitors were located less than 10 feet away from the bison at the time when the rangers got to the scene.
According to Amy Bartlett, the rangers and some of the bystanders have moved the girl away from a bison to a safe distance from the animal.
“The girl was transported to the Old Faithful Clinic, treated and then taken by helicopter ambulance for further medical treatment.”
Amy Bartlett has added.
The rules at Yellowstone say that visitors need to keep a distance of 300 feet from wolves and bears and at least 75 feet from the large animals.
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