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Baby bison euthanized after tourists put it in their car

CNN and News staff | posted Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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A baby bison had to be euthanized after a pair of tourists put the calf in their car because it seemed cold.

The United States National Park Service issued a warning not to touch wildlife after the incident at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming last week.

Two park visitors, a father and son, spotted the newborn bison and put him in the trunk of their SUV.

The pair thought the animal was cold and lost, and wanted to reunite him with his herd.

It didn’t go as planned.

“In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them,” read a message on the Yellowstone Facebook page.

“In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring.”

That’s what happened Monday and the calf had to be put down.

“The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway,” the park said.

Photo of three bison at Yellowknife National Park. FACEBOOK/Yellowstone National Park.
Photo of three bison at Yellowknife National Park. FACEBOOK/Yellowstone National Park.

Comments

  • Jacques Rousseau says:

    they proved again that they are without common sense..

  • Denise- George Petrovic says:

    This is disgraceful!! There are many animal sanctuaries that would gladly have taken this little one in! They wanted to teach the idiots a lesson, and took this baby animal’s life to make their point! SHAME!!!

  • Denise- George Petrovic says:

    What a shame, and entirely unnecessary!!! This park took the easy way out. There are many animal sanctuaries that would gladly have taken in this little one. They wanted to teach the idiots a lesson, and took a baby animal’s life to do it!! Disgraceful!!!

  • Darlene Freeman says:

    I think it was cruel and ridiculous to put that poor baby bison down. I am sure that there was a better solution to this situation. They could have taken the baby to an animal sanctuary where he would have been looked after. I am appalled at the decision that was made. They took the easy way out, and killed an innocent animal. Shameful!!

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