Dangerous wild animal licence
Criteria for dangerous wild animals
You need a license to keep some animals considered to be wild, dangerous or exotic, such as:
- certain pigs including wild boars
- wild cats
- wild dogs including wolves
Hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a license too. The situation depends on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor.
Advice on your application
Contact Shared Regulatory Services for informal advice before applying. Add your contact details to their contact form, and specify that you want advice on animal welfare and dangerous wild animal licensing.