Dangerous wild animals

Apply for a dangerous wild animals licence

Application can be made on the associated application form.

Standard conditions are not available, but details will be discussed as part of the application process. Conditions will cover the range of animal welfare issues, security of the animal and any specific requirements recommended from the inspection by a veterinary practitioner



The keeping of certain species of wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and require a licence.

These include for example certain wild species of cat, dogs, boar as well as primates and marsupials. Hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a licence, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor.

A full list of animals is included on the associated download.

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