Exotic, dangerous and wild animals licences

Exotic, dangerous and wild animal licences

The keeping of certain species of wild animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. See a list of species requiring a licence via: Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1984.

Apply for an exotic, dangerous and wild animal licence

Tacit consent

We may be unable to issue your licence, so this process does not fall under 'tacit consent' parameters:

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we consider the animal's welfare before issuing a licence

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