Tourists in Yellowstone made the worst kind of international headlines last week when they hoisted a lone baby bison into the back of their car in a misguided attempt to rescue it.
The calf was then put down when rangers could not get the herd to accept its return.
Despite literal signs and continued headlines about the dangers of approaching wildlife, why do some humans still get up close and personal with animals?
Paul Brinkmann, senior digital reporter for business at the Orlando Sentinel where he’s been following entertainment’s impact on wildlife
David Mizejewski, naturalist and media spokesperson, National Wildlife Federation
Teresa Telecky, Director of Wildlife for Humane Society International