Hot Springs State Park Discontinues Bison Feeding Tour–Citing Safety

Written by on August 1, 2019

Hot Springs State Park announced in Monday Facebook post the discontinuation of a popular tour–for reasons related to safety.
The post states–with the recent bison/human encounters in Yellowstone we will be discontinuing our bison feed tours here in Hot Springs State Park. I believe we are sending the wrong message to our visitors. The bison here are fed on a daily basis and are use to the feed truck and employees and appear to be very friendly animals.
Before each tour we warn the tourists to stay in their vehicles while on the tour because the buffalo are dangerous! However they see our bison handlers, out of the park truck, feeding the herd and one particular female will even eat out of the bucket.
Safety and proper interaction with the animals is our #1 concern!

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