(Meredith) -- A woman who was visiting Yellowstone National Park was injured by a bison after she got too close to the animal, employees said.

According to a news release, the animal knocked the woman to the ground after she got too close to it in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin area on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

American Bison Standing On Field

Emergency crews responded quickly to help the woman, but she refused to be transported to a hospital. The extent of her injuries was not reported.

Park officials recommend visitors stay at least 25 yards away from large animals at the park. They also recommend staying at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.


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