Yellowstone Bison Euthanized After Riding in Tourist’s Car
Remember the tourists at Yellowstone National Park who put a baby bison in their SUV? They thought he was going to freeze and they got a ticket for interfering with wildlife.
Well, it just got a lot worse, rangers at Yellowstone just had to euthanize the baby bison. Apparently after they took him back to his herd, the herd wouldn't accept him, and abandoned him.
The calf started approaching cars, which was a safety issue. The park didn't have the resources to take care of him, and they couldn't ship him anywhere else for months because of a quarantine for a disease called brucellosis.
Sadly, the only option was to put him down. As far as we know, the tourists who took him aren't looking at any criminal charges and the staff at Yellowstone is hoping this teaches everyone a lesson not to mess with the animals.
Read more at The New York Times.