Keeping dangerous and wild animals requires a licence.
Certain animals need to be registered before being kept in this country. We issue licences for animal owners who keep animals classed in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
Licences last for 1 year from 1 January to 31 December.
The National Archives dangerous wild animals list details the animals that need to be licensed.
The only time a licence is not required is if the animal is kept in a zoo, circus or pet shop.