Some wild animals are dangerous and controlled by law to protect the public.

Licence to keep dangerous wild animals

You need a licence to keep some dangerous wild animals. These include:

  • Wild cats
  • Primates
  • Wild dogs, such as wolves
  • Certain pigs, such as wild boar
  • Marsupials

You can find a list of wild animals that you need a licence for on the government's legislation website, under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 . You may also need a licence for some hybrid or cross-breed animals.

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