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Dangerous wild animal licence

Dangerous wild animals include:

  • spider monkeys
  • wolves
  • leaping lemurs

The full list is in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

We can take away any animal being kept without a licence.

How to apply

You need to complete the Dangerous wild animals licence application form.

How the application is dealt with

The application is checked by Environmental Health staff and a vet. If approved you will normally have your licence within two months.

It is in the public interest that we process your application before you can get your licence so you can't get tacit consent. If you haven't heard from us within 28 days contact Environmental Services and we'll let you know about your application's progress.

Can anyone object?

Any nearby residents or other concerned people can object.

How much does it cost?