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Large Herd of Bison Stampede on the Road in Yellowstone National Park

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Image via Nick P on youtube

Let’s watch a thrilling Bison stampede caught on video in Yellowstone National Park!

Why Do Bison Stampede?

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Bison via Unsplash

Bison can stampede for several reasons. 

Often, they run as a group to escape predators like wolves or bears. 

Sometimes such as sudden noises or disturbances, can trigger a stampede. 

When one bison starts running, the rest of the herd usually follows. 

Watching a bison stampede can be both thrilling and a little scary! Scroll down to see for yourself!

How Big Are Bison Herds?

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Bison via Unsplash

Bison herds can vary widely in size.

The herds can range from just a few to hundreds!

The size of a herd can help protect its members from predators. It also allows young bisons to grow up surrounded by experienced adults.

What Other Animals Stampede?

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Bisons via Unsplash

Aside from bison, many other animals also exhibit stampeding behaviour. 

In Africa, wildebeest are famous for their dramatic migrations involving massive stampedes. 

Further, Elephants can also stampede. They do it especially when they feel threatened or need to protect their young. 

In the ocean, schools of fish often move together in ways that resemble a stampede when they try to escape predators.

What Do You Do If A Stampede Herd approaches you?

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Video via AATG on Youtube

If you find yourself near a stampeding herd – stay calm and find safety as quickly as possible. 

Avoid making loud noises or sudden movements that could draw attention to you.

Stay inside and keep your engine running if you’re in a vehicle!

Always maintain a safe distance from wildlife! Their behavior can be unpredictable.

The Video

YouTube video
“Buffalo Stempe in Yellowstone” via Nick P

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