This bison calf was condemned to death last week. All it started when some visitors put the bison calf in the back of their SUV because they thought it was cold. Yellowstone National Park officials tracked them and ticketed them also. They took back the calf, but just days later it was euthanized because it would not readapt into the local herd again. The rangers tried many times for this calf to reunite with its herd but after many fails, the calf was put down. Usually, the regulations of the park is for visitors to respect the wildlife of these animals. And with this horrible event, they warn that this “misplaced concern” for a wild animal’s welfare has caused the death of this calf. According to the National Park, the visitors are asked no to approach wildlife, they must stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and 25 at least 25 yards away from other large animals and also is illegal to feed them because it can harm them. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is accepting public comments on a proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from grizzly bears who live in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It is sad to see that an animal was sentenced to death because of the act from these visitors. Lets hope this doesn’t repeat again and let’s try to avoid problems or even death for these animals.
Source : The Animal Rescue Site