MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A woman has suffered burns after falling into a thermal feature at Yellowstone National Park, which is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Officials say she was reportedly backing up while taking photos Tuesday and fell into a hot spring or hole where hot gases emerge near Old Faithful geyser. Despite her injuries, the woman drove for roughly 50 miles until park rangers stopped her and she was flown to a hospital. Park officials didn’t release the extent of her injuries. Visitors are warned to stay on the boardwalks near Yellowstone’s often boiling or acidic thermal features. When they don’t, it’s led to injuries and deaths.
BOZEMAN, MT – As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with the National Park […]
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – For the second time in three days, an elk has attacked someone in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service said a female elk with a calf on Tuesday attacked 53-year-old […]
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – In partnership with the State of Montana and Park County, Montana, health officers, Yellowstone National Park tested 43 non-symptomatic employees for COVID-19 on May 28 and 29. All test results came […]