Yellowstone Park Kills Baby Bison After Human Picks Up, Herd Shuns

  • A man who picked up a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park caused it to be shunned by its herd, prompting park officials to kill the animal rather than allow it to be a hazard to visitors.
  • Park officials defended the decision to kill the newborn bison.
  • “We made the choice we did not because we are lazy, uncaring or inexpert in our understanding of bison biology,” the park said in a statement on Twitter. “We made the choice we did because national parks preserve natural processes.”
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