Any person who keeps a dangerous wild animal must have a licence. You can check whether you need a licence for a dangerous wild animal on the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
We will consider the following when deciding whether to issue a licence:
- a report by a veterinary surgeon
- safety and nuisance potential
- suitability of the applicant
- security of the animals with regard to the size of accommodation, construction and conditions
- supplies of food, drink, bedding and supervision
- fire safety
- control of infectious diseases
- exercise facilities
Apply to keep a dangerous wild animal
You can download an application form to keep dangerous wild animals:
Fees for a dangerous wild animals licence are individually assessed.