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VIDEO: Bison at Yellowstone National Park charges 9-year-old girl

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 07:19:25-04

Yellowstone National Park announced that a girl is expected to recover after she was thrown into the air by a charging bison Monday afternoon.

Park officials said the bull bison charged the girl after a group of 50-60 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes near the Observation Point trail, which overlooks the Old Faithful geyser.

The girl was eventually taken to the Old Faithful Clinic inside the park, where she was released back to her family. Park officials say no citations have been issued for any of the people that were around the bison, but the incident remains under investigation.

In the announcement about the attack, park officials reminded visitors to stay at least 25 yards from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer moose and coyotes. The park also encouraged people to stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.