Bison Herd Creates Traffic Jam, Blocks Cars On Both Sides

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NBC Montana shared a video on Facebook that was filmed by Madison Doner showing a herd of bison walking down the road in Yellowstone National Park.

“TRAFFIC JAM! In Yellowstone Park, bison always have the right of way,” the post stated.

The footage was filmed by a person inside their vehicle and showed the herd blocking both lanes of cars as they waited for the herd to pass. The pristine landscape and majestical creatures must have been something incredible to see in person.

Watch Video Footage Of The Bison Below

The herd of bison in Yellowstone National Park is known to be the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States. When they were counted in 2020, wildlife officials estimated there to be about 4,800 bison roaming free in the park.

At one point, there were 25 million bison roaming throughout North America and at that time were considered to be the most numerous large land animals on the planet. However, in the 1880s, the bison were hunted to near extinction.

When the mass slaughter of the 19th century was finally over, only 23 free-roaming bison survived. They did so by hiding out in the Pelican Valley of Yellowstone Park and were protected by law enforcement until their numbers finally grew back to what they are today.

Watch More Footage Of Yellowstone Bison Below