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Tourist injured after approaching bison in YNP

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A Yellowstone National Park visitor was injured after approaching a bison in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin.

According to a release from Yellowstone National Park communications, the incident happened today, Wednesday, after a woman approached the animal and was knocked to the ground.

Park emergency personnel responded and the woman refused to be transported to a medical facility.

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No additional information on the condition of the individual was available.

The incident is under investigation, according to the release.

This is the first incident of a bison vs. visitor this season. The park only recently opened for day trips with many restructions during the coronavirus era.