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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a bull bison tossed a 9-year-old Florida girl into the air when the animal charged a group of about 50 tourists.
Park officials say the bison rushed the group Monday after some of the tourists approached to within 5 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) of the animal over at least 20 minutes.
The Odessa, Florida, girl was taken to Old Faithful Lodge by her family for treatment by emergency personnel. She was later taken to a clinic and released.
Park officials did not disclose the extent of any injuries.
The incident occurred near Observation Point Trail, in the area of Old Faithful Geyser.
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Injuries of tourists by bison and other wildlife occur regularly in Yellowstone, which gets about 4 million visitors annually.
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