"If that bison would have wanted that guy, he'd have had him," a viewer wrote. "He just wanted him to know to leave him alone. Lucky guy for sure."
The National Park Service had planned to slaughter between 600 and 900 bison to keep their numbers at a manageable level.
As the bison heads straight towards the driver's side of the car, a woman can be heard squealing as she frantically hurries to roll up her window.
The "incredible" footage was taken on the road to the Snow Lodge at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
Between 600 and 900 animals will be hunted or moved out of the park with the help of Native American tribes to keep their numbers to a manageable level.
National Park employee Patrick Mcglone, who filmed the video, told Newsweek this type of encounter is very rare and one of the greatest experiences he has had since joining the park.
"What time do you let the animals out of their cages?" read one of the questions featured in the video compilation.
The video shows a tense moment in which the bison decides whether or not to charge at the car.
Yellowstone authorities advise visitors to keep their distance from wild animals in the park.
Archeologist Ernie Walker described the find at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatchewan, as "tremendously significant and very unusual."
Footage of the herd walking on the road was uploaded to YouTube by tourists visiting the National Park.
The National Park Service says it is concerned about the bison herds' effect on park resources, but the proposed killings have sparked some opposition.
The footage was captured a week after a group of tourists caused another stampede by a river in Lamar Valley.
The woman got off her motorcycle to approach the calf when an adult bison charged at her, witnesses said. The bison caught the woman's belt and jeans on its horn as it violently swung her around.
A woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, the second incident of 2020 involving a parkgoer approaching the animals too closely.
The bear attacking the juvenile bison was filmed by local business owner Michael Daus.
First model experiments suggest that by increasing the number of large herbivores in the Arctic, we could slow down permafrost thawing.
Yellowstone bison have started their yearly migration out of Yellowstone. Park officials have said that 600 to 900 animals are due to be removed this winter.
Impact of bison grazing on the national park is so extensive it can be seen from space.
The encounter is just the latest example of Yellowstone visitors placing themselves and others in danger by getting too close to bison in the park.
Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal, according to the National Park Service.
Today some 500,000 bison have been restored in over 6,000 locations.
Learning to interact with wildlife is not a part of the standard curriculum at most schools.
There are about 4,900 bison roaming the park.