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    Default Bison calf euthanized after tourists take the newborn away from its herd in Yellowstone National Par

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    Amy Beth Hanson, The Associated Press | May 17, 2016 10:01 AM ET
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    John MacDougall /AFP, Getty ImagesA 2012 file photo of a bison calf




    HELENA, Mont. — A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife.
    The incident last week and several other recent cases led to fresh warnings that park rules require visitors to stay at least 23 metres from all wildlife and 90 metres from bears and wolves.
    Visitors brought the newborn calf to a park facility on May 9, which officials called a dangerous move because adult bison are protective and will attack to defend their young. Rangers took the animal back to where it was picked up, but they could not get it back with the herd after several tries.
    “The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway,” the park said in a statement.
    Ted S. Warren / Associated PressIn this 2011 file photo, a group of bison graze, just inside Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont.



    The visitors were cited for touching park wildlife and fined US$110, Yellowstone spokeswoman Charissa Reid said. She declined to name the visitors or issue a copy of the citation amid the investigation.
    In another recent high-profile case, a woman was seen on video trying to pet an adult bison as it rested on the boardwalk around Old Faithful. In another, tourists posed for photos dangerously close to bison that had caused a traffic jam on a road.

    Five visitors were seriously injured last year after getting too close to the massive animals.
    Approaching wildlife also can affect their well-being and survival, possibly causing mothers to reject their offspring, park officials said.
    Such reminders are included on Yellowstone’s website, in information handed to visitors as they come in and on signs throughout the park, Reid said.
    “This year we’ve added translations of the safety signage and provide park newspaper translations in a number of different languages,” she said in a statement.
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    Should of euthanized the stupid tourists as well.

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    Even if they post signs in other languages you can't fix stupid. Bump the fine up from $110 to $5k and that will fix the problem. $110 doesn't cover the salary dollars used to process the charge.
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    So, there was no way to save this calf? Sounds pretty lame to me. Wildlife officials should be answering some questions !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    So, there was no way to save this calf? Sounds pretty lame to me. Wildlife officials should be answering some questions !
    Well, it is BBQ season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    So, there was no way to save this calf? Sounds pretty lame to me. Wildlife officials should be answering some questions !
    It sounds like it was rejected, so it would have to be bottle feed and that would leading to problems with wild life bonding to a human. It would never be able to be released back into the wild etc etc.

    The best solution is to put it down, as was done.
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    We have the same problem with people "saving" fawns in the spring/summer. These people seem to think the mother has just abandoned them.

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    It's really to bad that this people are that uneducated.

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    I have a friend here with a bunch of them, he could have handled a new calf.
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    It's just too bad that these people would not try to rescue bear cubs more often, then there would less of these problems...
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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