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Old 05-16-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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K'thanx-bai-son.

I saw a photo of the bison calf in the back of their vehicle... and they didn't even provide a DVD player. Bison need entertainment at all times. And they call themselves, "concerned" about wildlife!
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Sad update to this story...

Baby bison that was put in car euthanized | 9news.com
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Are they pressing charges on the family?
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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I don't know the specifics as to how/why they put the calf in their car besides they 'thought it looked cold'. I do wonder if this calf was already abandoned prior to being put in the car and that was the reason why it was so close to the road to begin with or if the calf was abandoned after being handled and taken away.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Are they pressing charges on the family?
No idea, I just happen to see that link on a news site, and knew this thread was going on here, so I posted. I doubt the people who did it had bad intentions, but this is why the Parks drill it into you to not disturb wildlife. It's frustrating that so many people disregard these instructions.....this is exactly the reason the rules exist.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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For those curious why the bison was put down, Yellowstone National Park responded to the inquiry on Facebook:

Yellowstone National Park In order to ship the calf out of the park, it would have had to go through months of quarantine to be monitored for brucellosis. No approved quarantine facilities exist at this time, and we don’t have the capacity to care for a calf that’s too young to forage on its own. Nor is it the mission of the National Park Service to rescue animals: our goal is to maintain the ecological processes of Yellowstone. Even though humans were involved in this case, it is not uncommon for bison, especially young mothers, to lose or abandon their calves. Those animals typically die of starvation or predation.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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So what were the rangers supposed to do with the calf, give it a coat or blanket?

People really need to educate themselves about wildlife-the very fact that you could get into a car without the mother bothering or killing you should tell you that something wasn't right about the situation.

Visiting a national park with wildlife isn't like a Disney cartoon- the animals' behavior is not predictable so observe them from a distance.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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The calf was rejected by it's mother because these people took it away....and once taken away the mom rejected the calf. The calf was then going up yto cars and people for foodThanks to everyone who's taken the time to read this post and share our safety messages. We're reading through your comments and noticed many people asking why the calf had to be euthanized.

From Yellowstone np fb page
In order to ship the calf out of the park, it would have had to go through months of quarantine to be monitored for brucellosis. No approved quarantine facilities exist at this time, and we don't have the capacity to care for a calf that's too young to forage on its own. Nor is it the mission of the National Park Service to rescue animals: our goal is to maintain the ecological processes of Yellowstone. Even though humans were involved in this case, it is not uncommon for bison, especially young mothers, to lose or abandon their calves. Those animals typically die of starvation or predation.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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For those curious why the bison was put down, Yellowstone National Park responded to the inquiry on Facebook:

Yellowstone National Park In order to ship the calf out of the park, it would have had to go through months of quarantine to be monitored for brucellosis. No approved quarantine facilities exist at this time, and we donít have the capacity to care for a calf thatís too young to forage on its own. Nor is it the mission of the National Park Service to rescue animals: our goal is to maintain the ecological processes of Yellowstone. Even though humans were involved in this case, it is not uncommon for bison, especially young mothers, to lose or abandon their calves. Those animals typically die of starvation or predation.
I just read that Brucellosis infection is extremely rare in Yellowstone bison and it can be determined by a blood test. So that sounds like BS.

I'm sure they would have had a zillion takers for that calf.
I bet someone had tasty tender bison steaks.
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