A bison traumatized a woman in Yellowstone on Wednesday, 20 May, just two days after the opening of a national park for tourists in the context of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
According to the park, a buffalo knocked a visitor down at the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful when the woman came too close to a large mammal. The victim was checked by first aid workers at the scene and refused to be taken to a medical facility. The incident is under investigation. This was the first buffalo attack in the park this year. Yellowstone, a nature park of nearly 3,500 square miles, reopened its east and south entrances on Monday after it was closed for seven weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak. The park rules require visitors to stay 25 yards (22 meters) from buffalo and other large animals, including elks, deer and coyotes, and at least 100 yards (91 meters) from bears and wolves.