Bison attacks 9-year-old girl at Yellowstone National Park


A young girl’s frightening encounter with a bison at Yellowstone National Park was captured on camera, showing the bull charging and sending her flying into the air.

According to witnesses, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before eventually causing the bison to charge the group.

The 9-year-old was not seriously injured, but park rangers warned visitors to stay at least 25 yards (75 feet) away from all large animals. Yellowstone is home to 4,527 bison, according to an August 2018 estimate.

A male bull weighs up to 2,000 pounds. The animals can be aggressive and can run up to 30 miles per hour.