Despite gigantic billboards and repeated informational speeches warning visitors they should not go near wild animalsa man did the same and it was possible to understand why the authorities put so much emphasis on this.
In a mixture of stupidity and good will, a tourist who was visiting the Yellowstone National Park he helped a bison calf cross a river, a task that was taking a toll on the little animal.
The man picked up the bison cub, which had separated from its mother, and brought it to shore, where he released it. But that attitude came at a steep price: the pack rejected the little one.
The “unfortunate incident” occurred in the northeast corner of the park of Wyoming, near the meeting point of the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek, the National Park Service said.
The visitor could not be identified however, authorities collected eyewitness testimony and pictures and described him as a man in his 40s or 50s, wearing a blue shirt and black pants.
The park posted a photo showing the ‘Good Samaritan’ lifting the baby bison from the river.
Witnesses said the man, like other visitors who came ashore then stroked the shivering bison cubas reported by Cowboy State Newspaper.
“You could hear the day-old calf and its mother calling to each other each other while the rest of the herd waited across the river,” witnesses said.
“Later, the visitors observed that the calf, after being despised by the herd, he approached and followed cars and peoplepark officials said.
Park rangers have repeatedly tried to reunite the calf with the herd, but to no avail, they said, explaining that human interference ‘can cause wildlife to reject their young’.
“The veal has been suppressed by park staff because it was abandoned by the flock and caused a dangerous situation by approaching cars and people along the road”, the authorities continued.
The Park Service has reminded visitors that its regulations require that people stay at least 20 meters away from all wildlifeincluding bison and elk, and at least 80 meters from bears and wolves.
“Get close to wild animals it can drastically affect your well-being and, like this case we are looking at, their survival,” they warned.
The authorities further stated that They are gathering information about the bison incident and are looking for the man.who risks a sentence of up to six months in prison and a fine of 5,000 dollars.
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