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Grizzly Bears may be in serious trouble

(SC) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today removed grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region from the Endangered Species List. The decision comes despite serious concerns in the scientific community about a declining, isolated population with diminishing food resources…

Yellowstone Park Euthanizes Bison Calf After Tourists Attempt to Rescue It

Visitors to America’s famous Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming attempted to ‘rescue’ a bison calf, causing its herd to abandon it; it was subsequently euthanized by park officials.

The Yellowstone National Park Service (NPS) released a statement Monday after a pair of tourists put a bison calf in an SUV. The NPS said they had to euthanize the animal because, after having interacted with humans, it was rejected by its herd.

Despite clearly-posted park regulations that require visitors to stay a minimum of 25 yards from all wildlife (and 100 yards from predators), a father and son decided to put an very young bison calf into their car over concerns that the animal was too cold.