This Act does NOT cover circuses, licensed pet shops, premises registered under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 or zoos.
The local authority can only grant a licence if it satisfied that :
An applicant can appeal to the High Court against a refusal to grant a licence
If a dangerous wild animal listed on the Schedule is kept without a valid without a licence, or if the licence holder is found to have acted outside the terms and conditions of the licence the animal can be seized by the local authority and retained, destroyed or otherwise disposed of .
Animals Covered by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
a) Marsupials - Tasmanian devil, Grey Kangaroo, Red Kangaroo, Wallaroo, Euro
b) Primates - Tamarins, New World Monkeys (Capuchin, Howler,Saki, Spider, Squirrel, Titi, Uakari, Woolly and the Night Monkey), Old World Monkeys (Baboons, Drill, Colobus Monkeys, Gelada, Guenons, Langurs, Leaf Monkeys, Macaques, Mandrill, Mangebeys, Patas Monkey, Proboscis Monkey and Talapoin), Leaping Lemurs (Indri, Sifakas and Woolly lemur), Large Lemurs (except the Broad-nosed and Grey Gentle Lemurs), Anthropoid Apes (Chimpanzees, Gibbons, Gorilla, Orang-utan).
c) Edentates - Sloths, the Giant Armadillo, the Giant Anteater
d) Rodents - North American Porcupine, Capybara, Crested Porcupines
e) Carnivores - Giant Panda, Red Panda, Jacals, Wild Dogs, Wolves, Coyote. (except foxes, the raccoon-dog and domestic dogs), Bobcat, Caracal, Cheetah, Jaguar, Lion, Lynx, Ocelot, Puma, Serrval, Tiger and all other cats (except domestic cat breeds), Hyaenas (except the aardwolf), Badgers (except eurasian), Otters (except eurasian), Tyra, Wolverine, Fisher, Ratel, Cacomistles, Raccoons, Coatis, Olingos, Little Coatimundi, Kinkajou, Bears, Civets, Binturong and the Fossa.
f) Pinnipedes - The Walrus, Eared and Earless Seals, Sealions (except the common and grey seals)
h) Odd-toed Ungulates - Asses, Horses and Zebras (except domesticated horses, hybrids and donkeys), Rhinoceroses, Tapirs.
i) Hyraxes - The Tree Hyrax and the Rock Hyrax
k) Even-toed Ungulates- The Pronghorn, Antelopes, Bison, Buffalo, Cattle, Gazelles, Goats, Sheep Camels, Guanaco, Vicuna, Moose, Elk, Caribou, Reindeer, Giraffe, Okapi, Hippopotamus, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Old World Pigs (Wild Boar, Wart Hog), New World Pigs (Peccaries) any hybrids of this list (except domesticated breeds).
2. Birds - Cassowaries, Emu, Ostrich.
A copy of the original 1976 Act can be found here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1976/38/contents/enacted
A copy of the latest version of the 1976 Act with annotations of changes can be found here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1976/38/contents
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