If you’d like to keep any animal considered to be wild under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 you’ll need to be licensed by us.
- If you’re considering keeping a hybrid of a dangerous wild animal with domestic cats and dogs, please contact Environmental Health for further information.
- If you wish to keep any animal listed in the Schedule to the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, you must obtain a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence from the council.
The Act does not apply to any dangerous wild animals kept in:
- a zoo
- a circus
- premises licensed as a pet shop
- a registered scientific establishment