83-year-old woman gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — An 83-year-old woman was gored and seriously injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.

The Greenville, South Carolina, woman was near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake on Saturday when the bison lifted her about a foot off the ground with its horns, park officials said in a statement .

The woman was seriously injured and was taken to a park medical clinic and then airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

No further information about the woman or her condition has been released.

Authorities said the bison was defending its space. The attack remains under investigation.

Yellowstone requires people to stay at least 25 yards (23 yards) away from all large animals, including bison, elk, deer and moose, and at least 100 yards (91 yards) from bears and wolves.

A bison gored and seriously injured an Arizona woman in the park in 2023. Bison injured two people in the park in 2022.

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