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Yellowstone Bison Flips 9-Year-Old Girl

A 9-year-old girl hiking in Yellowstone National Park was hospitalized after a bison charged her family, tossing her through the air. The incident occurred near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful area of the park and involved a bull bison. According to a YNP statement, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for nearly 20 minutes before the animal charged.

RELATED: High Elevation Snow Complicates GTNP Rescues

Yellowstone Rangers issued the following reminder:

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.

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Video: Great White Shark Attacks Seal In Front of Tourist Boat
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It’s not news that a substantial great white shark population has set up shop along the Eastern Seaboard, reaching as far up as New Brunswick. Surfers and other beachgoers have been faced with signs at beaches warning them of the dangers of a shark encounter, and last summer a bodyboarder was killed in a shark attack in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Shark attacks are still extremely rare, as sharks much prefer seals over humans, and typically mistake us as prey when attacks do occur.

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POW Athletes Just Testified Before The Senate on Climate Change
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Protect Our Winters has a long history of being outspoken in the struggle against climate change, and they continued that legacy yesterday with snowboarder Jeremy Jones, skier Caroline Gleich and climber Tommy Caldwell testifying before the Senate. In a hearing titled “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action,” before the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, the athletes shared personal stories and hard facts about how climate change impacts winter

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Video: Hiker Falls 50 Feet Over Oahu Waterfall
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Heather Friesen, a 26-year-old beach volleyball player from Chicago, is lucky to be alive after taking a 50-foot fall over a Oahu waterfall. She was hiking on the Ka’au Crater Trail with friends in 2016 when she slipped while standing at the lip of one of the trail's many waterfalls. The fall resulted in a collapsed lung, ten broken ribs and a fractured scapula. RELATED: Sunny Garcia Speaks and is in Physical Therapy It was a long recovery, but Heather is fully back in action. We're