California woman hospitalized after bison attacks her at Yellowstone National Park

A bison attacked a California woman at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, sending her to the hospital Wednesday, park officials said.

Kim Hancock was walking with a group of people along a boardwalk when the bison approached them in Lower Geyser Basin, according to park officials.

The bison became agitated and then charged at the crowd — goring the 59-year-old — before immediately leaving the area.

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American bison at a Yellowstone geyser basin in winter, Bison bison, Thermal pools provide warmth and growths of algae, food for bison in winter, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, (Photo by Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images)

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Snow continues to fall in Genesee Park on a buffalo stand in a field of fresh snow, April 23, 2013. Year ago Denver created the bison park as a tourist attraction along Interstate 70. The bison were originally sourced from Yellowstone National Park, and are considered one of the country's wildest herds.

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American Bison (also known as Buffalo) and their calves, forage for food at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming on June 1, 2011. In the early 1800's, an estimated 65 million bison roamed throughout the continent of North America but hunting and poaching had a devastating effect on their population and by 1890, fewer than 1,000 remained. Today there are an estimated 4000 bison in Yellowstone National Park.

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Hancock, of Santa Rosa, was taken to a hospital in Montana for a hip injury. She’s in good condition, officials said Thursday.

Park officials are still investigating the incident.

It was the third animal attack this week. A cow elk injured a 53-year-old Texas woman on Tuesday, and another woman, 51, from Las Vegas on Sunday behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, according to park officials.

It’s unknown whether the same elk was involved in both incidents, officials said.

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