Bison calf in viral Facebook post euthanized after being rejected by herd

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Bison calf in viral Facebook post euthanized after being rejected by herd
Posted 6:19 AM, May 17, 2016, by Tribune Media Wire

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Yellowstone National Park, Wy. – A sad update to a story that seemed at first to be a simple mishap.

A father and son were reportedly ticketed at Yellowstone National Park after they placed a bison calf in the back of their SUV in an attempt to protect it from the cold.

A mother chaperoning a school group that witnessed the calf in the vehicle posted her account on Facebook, which quickly made the rounds on news sites and social media.

The two visitors were clearly ill-informed, as the bison are perfectly suited to exist in that environment.

But while their heart was in the right place, the father and son were also unaware of the effect their actions could have on the rest of the herd…

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