You need a licence to keep a dangerous wild animal.

A member of the Licensing team and a vet will inspect the premises where the animal is to be kept to ensure it is suitable. They will also recommend appropriate conditions for the licence.

Further information

A list of licensable animals can be found via the Gov.uk website: Gov.uk - List of licensable wild animals

We also have standard conditions that are applied to all licences.

Fees

Please see all our related fees

Apply

Apply online: Dangerous wild animals online application

Download: Dangerous wild animals application form

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