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Woman Gored By Bison Is Yellowstone's Fourth Animal Injury In Last Month

Jun 7, 2018

A woman was gored by a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park Wednesday morning after being within 10 yards of the animal.

59-year-old Kim Hancock of California was treated for a hip injury and transported to the Big Sky Medical Center. A press release from the park reports she is in good condition.

Four people have been injured in Yellowstone just over the past month.

Earlier this week, a woman was severely injured by a cow elk in Mammoth.

Hancock and a crowd of people approached the bison while on the boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin. At one point, people were closer than 15 feet from the animal. When it crossed the boardwalk, it became agitated and charged the crowd, goring Hancock.

The incident remains under investigation.

Park officials remind visitors to always stay at least 25 yards away from bison and elk.