The Wyoming entrances to Yellowstone National Park opened to visitors on Monday, May 18. It didn't take long for a visitor to get too close to a wild animal.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 20, Yellowstone National Park reported that a female visitor was knocked to the ground and injured by a bison in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin after approaching the animal too closely. YNP requires visitors to always stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from all other animals, including bison and elk.

According to the press release, park emergency medical providers responded to the incident immediately. The woman was was assessed and refused transport to a medical facility.

The incident is still under investigation, and at this time, there is no other information available. This is the first incident of a bison injuring a visitor in 2020.

If you're planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park, click here to learn more about park safety.

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park will open on June 1.

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