If you're going to take the kids to a national park, please explain to them that it's not a petting zoo. This would have been useful information for the family of a nine-year-old girl who came face to face with a Bison at Yellowstone National Park.
The girl was one of about 50 visitors standing near the bison by the Old Faithful Geyser when it started to charge them. Everyone started to scream and run when they saw the huge animal coming towards them. That included this nine-year-old girl who got launched several feet in the air by the bison.
Footage from the incident, shot by visitor Hailey Dayton, who was just steps away from the bull bison, shows the animal calmly grazing on a hillside before charging and walloping the girl.
The youngster was tended to by park emergency workers before being treated and released from a local health clinic.
According to park officials, Yellowstone is the only area to have a “continuously free-ranging bison population since prehistoric times,” and herds are allowed to roam the park “relatively freely.”
Source: CBS NEWS