Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dopey Yellowstone tourists put bison calf in SUV because it looked cold; calf euthanized

There are far too many goofs who visit state and national parks who believe these sanctuaries are glorified petting zoos.

From the Daily Mail:
A baby bison that was put in a car by tourists because it looked like it was cold and needed help had to be put down, officials at Yellowstone National Park said on Monday.

The father and son, who were visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, loaded the animal into their trunk last week and drove it to a ranger station after taking a photograph that prompted a backlash on social media.

The newborn had to be euthanized because its mother had rejected it as a result of 'interference by people', officials said.

'In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed,' the park said in a statement on its website.
In related news, another clueless tourist was gored last week at Custer State Park in South Dakota after getting too close to a buffalo.

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