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Graphic content: A girl was thrown into the air after a bison charged her at Yellowstone National Park.
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MEDORA, N.D. — A teenage visitor to a national park in North Dakota has been injured by a bison.

Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say the 17-year-old girl from Colorado was on a trail Saturday and walked between two bull bison that had been fighting. One bison charged the teen who was struck in the back, gored in the thigh and tossed about six feet in the air.

Park rangers and Billings County paramedics treated the girl at the scene until the victim could be taken by helicopter to a Bismarck hospital. Authorities say the teen is in stable condition.

Park regulations require that visitors stay at least 25 yards away from large animals such as bison, elk, deer and horses.

Last week, Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old girl into the air when the animal charged a bunch of about 50 vacationers.

Yellowstone park officers mentioned the bison rushed the group July 22 after a number of the vacationers approached to inside 5 to 10 ft of the animal over a minimum of 20 minutes.

The Odessa, Florida, lady was taken to Outdated Devoted Lodge by her household for therapy by emergency personnel. She was later taken to a clinic and launched.

Final week: 9-year-old girl tossed in air after bison charges group of tourists Yellowstone National Park

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