Dangerous wild animal licence


Before issuing a licence, the licensing inspector must be satisfied that: 

  • It is not contrary to the public interest to do so on the grounds of safety, nuisance or other grounds 
  • The applicant is a suitable person to hold a licence to keep the animals listed on the application 
  • The animal(s) will be kept in accommodation that prevents its escape and is suitable in respect of construction, size, temperature, drainage and cleanliness 
  • The animal(s) will be supplied with adequate and suitable food, drink and bedding material and be visited at suitable intervals 
  • Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure the protection of the animal(s) in case of fire or other emergency 
  • All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases 
  • The animal(s) accommodation is such that it can take adequate exercise 

If appropriate the applicant will need to obtain planning approval or building regulation consent for any required structure separately.