A bison gored an Arizona woman in Yellowstone, the park’s first such attack in 2023

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) — A bison gored and seriously injured an Arizona woman in Yellowstone National Park.

The attack happened Monday morning in a field near Lake Lodge on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake, park officials said in a statement.

The 47-year-old woman from Phoenix was walking in the field with another person when they saw two bison. People turned to walk away.

One of the bison then charged and gored the woman, causing significant injuries to her chest and abdomen.

She was taken by helicopter to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Park officials did not release the woman’s name or condition. The distance between the two people and the bison at the start of the attack was unknown, the statement said.

The attack was under investigation.

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

This was the first known bison attack on a person in Yellowstone in over a year. Bison injured two people in the park in 2022.

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