If you wish to keep a dangerous wild animal, as listed in the Schedule to the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, you must obtain a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence from us.
The Act's provisions do not apply to any dangerous wild animals kept in zoos, a circus, or premises licensed as a pet shop or a registered scientific establishment.
If you're considering owning a hybrid of a dangerous wild animal with domestic cats and dogs, please get in touch with Animal Health and Licensing within Trading Standards via firstname.lastname@example.org, who can advise you further.
We grant licences with general licence conditions. However, where appropriate, additional licence conditions may be attached when we issue a licence.
Businesses will need to comply with these conditions: