The National Park Service Reminds You To Stop Messing With Wildlife
The road to a baby bison's death was paved with good intentions.By Samantha Crook | May 16, 2016
The National Park Service says tourist behavior at Yellowstone National Park has been especially awful lately. It's sharing a sad story with the hopes that people will stop messing with wildlife.
Yellowstone is known for the largest bison population on public U.S. land, so tourists often travel there to admire the animals. But last week, a couple of tourists' interest in a newborn bison got a little out of hand when they put it in the back of their car.
A park visitor told EastIdahoNews.com she saw two men who thought they were helping the calf by "trying to save it from the cold." But the Park Service says separating it from the herd forced park officials to euthanize it.