Yellowstone volcano ERUPTION warning: Hundreds of bison dead as fears of mega blast grow

FEARS of Yellowstone volcano erupting are on the rise after authorities have culled more than 1,000 bison living in the volatile park. The bison slaughter news comes after services have been told to prepare for life and death situations

More than 1,000 of the majestic beasts native to Yellowstone Park have been culled for winter, in what authorities described as population control.

Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin confirmed on Monday a total of 1,155 bison were removed – far surpassing any expectation for the season.

Authorities have however said this is an entirely natural procedure which takes place every year before winter.

In a statement, Park authorities revealed the number of culled bison went beyond their initial 600 to 900 estimate.

Wildlife managers try to maintain the number of bison on the loose in Yellowstone, by culling their populations each winter.

The Yellowstone bison are either hunted down or sent for slaughter. Slaughtered bison meat is then donated to Native American tribes.

But another incident involving the police, firefighters and rescue vehicles swarming the Park has triggered a fresh round of doubt.

According to Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs, there is a possibility eruption at Yellowstone – and officials are now gearing up to be ready for when that day comes. read more