Bison gores 83-year-old woman in Yellowstone National Park

Bison seriously injured an 83-year-old woman after goring her at Yellowstone National Park. 

The Greenville, South Carolina, woman was near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake on Saturday when the bison lifted her about a foot (30 centimeters) off the ground with its horns, park officials said in a statement.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to a medical clinic in the park and then flown to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


A bison bull grazes in the fog in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.. (Photo by: Jon G. Fuller / VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

No other information about the woman or her condition was released.

Officials said the bison was defending its space. The attack is being investigated.

Yellowstone requires people to keep at least 25 yards (23 meters) away from all large animals, including bison, elk, deer and moose, and at least 100 yards (91 meters) away from bears and wolves.

A bison gored and significantly injured an Arizona woman in the park in 2023. Bison injured two people in the park in 2022.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.