Yellowstone Park Rangers Forced to Put Down a Baby Bison

Visitors reportedly loaded the bison into their car, thinking they were saving it from the cold.
1:19 | 05/17/16

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Next tonight here, the tragedy at yellowstone national park involving a baby bison, after two tourists put the bison in their car, thinking they were saving it from the cold. Here's ABC's Neal Karlinsky. Reporter: Cute as it looks, this picture gone viral of a baby bison in the back of a yellowstone national park visitor's SUV is the latest evidence of people hurting the things they claim to love. Park rangers say visitors were worried about the little bison, so they took it to a field office. The result, the bison was rejected by its mother, and tonight, had to be euthanized. We have a little saying here. Give them room, use your zoom. Reporter: It's a frustrating trend. People snapping bison shies. This woman was caught by another visitor actually petting the new national mammal. Authorities went off these boy scout leaders after they saw video of them toppling a famous rock in Utah dating back to the jury razzic period. This week, actress Vanessa Hudgens faces a $1,000 fine for vandalizing U.S. Forest service land after posting this on instagram, her name and a boyfriend's carved into Arizona's famous red rocks. Especially when it comes to wildlife, park officials tonight warning people yet again, keep your distance, for your safety, and the animal's. David? Name, thank you so much.

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